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Federal օofficers հit Portland mayor with tear gas

16:00, Thursday, 23 July, 2020
Federal օofficers հit Portland mayor with tear gas

The mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, was left coughing and wincing in the middle of his own city Wednesday night after federal officers deployed tear gas into a crowd of protesters that Mr. Wheeler had joined outside the federal courthouse.
     Mr. Wheeler, who scrambled to put on goggles while denouncing what he called the “urban warfare” tactic of the federal agents, said he was outraged by the use of tear gas and that it was only making protesters more angry.
     “I’m not going to lie — it stings; it’s hard to breathe,” Mr. Wheeler said. “And I can tell you with 100 percent honesty, I saw nothing which provoked this response.”
     He called it an “egregious overreaction” on the part of the federal officers, and not a de-escalation strategy.

Federal օofficers հit Portland mayor with tear gas
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