Portland Mayor booed and hit with tear gas

I’m hesitant to link to Yahoo News, because they just disabled comments on their articles, in order to improve their community experience. That’s code for, “in order to remove a venue for pro-white opinion.” I’ve got a feeling that, even among the wider public, many people visit Yahoo articles more for the comments than for the articles themselves. Hopefully, their traffic will drop dramatically.

I was immensely tickled upon reading that:

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler joined the protests in Oregon’s largest city as demonstrators continued to clash with Department of Homeland Security forces deployed by the Trump administration near the federal courthouse.

It didn’t go well for Wheeler, who was hit by tear gas from the officers and jeered by the protesters. Demonstrators frustrated with his handling of the city’s police department and his belated show of support for the protests chanted “F*** Ted Wheeler” and called on him to resign. The protests have been occurring since late May following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis…

As Wheeler was being booed, he was also hit by tear gas.

“I’m not going to lie — it stings; it’s hard to breathe,” Wheeler, a Democrat, told the New York Times. “And I can tell you with 100 percent honesty, I saw nothing which provoked this response.

It’s a pity that a canister didn’t strike his skull and brain him.

The article goes on to claim that:

The crowd’s hostility toward Wheeler comes after the Portland Police Bureau has been criticized for its handling of far-right protests in recent years, as critics say the force generally sides with white supremacist demonstrators over local counterprotesters.

“You have far-right groups coming in from out of town and staging these riots, and the police were, objectively, acting more aggressively toward the community members coming out in protest of these far-right groups than the far-right groups themselves,” Michael German, a former FBI special agent and senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, told the Washington Post.

This is, of course, a bald-faced lie. I participated in some of those “white supremacist demonstrations.” They were not “white-supremacist” by any stretch of the imagination, but they were conservative – and those conservatives treated the police with the utmost respect and deference. In contrast, local Antifa counter-protesters hurls things at the police, and screamed at them.

This is why comments are generally unwelcome on leftist media sites; they don’t want their lies to be exposed.

As for the federal agent who tear gassed Mayor Wheeler, if you’re reading this, let me know; I want to buy you lunch.


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One Response to Portland Mayor booed and hit with tear gas

  1. Wow … I live in a different part of the world and we don’t see all of the events in the media and we thought the protests were over. Hold on, elections are ahead.

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