Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Tear-Gassed At Protest, Yelled At By Protesters: “Get The F–K Out Of Here!”

[Image source: Twitter video screenshots. The Freedom Times compilation].

Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland, Oregon was tear gassed while he was at the federal courthouse with protesters Wednesday night. He was accompanied by “at least four body guards”, according to reporter Andy Ngo.

“I’m not gonna lie, it stings, it’s hard to breathe,” Wheeler said. “Man, uh, I can tell you with 100% honesty, I saw nothing that provoked this response. It’s absolutely stunning. I’m not afraid, but I am pissed off.”

The video shows Ted Wheeler was near the fence around the Federal Courthouse as flash bangs and tear gas were being deployed by federal officers.

“I want to thank the thousands of you who have come out to oppose the Trump administration’s occupation of this city,” Wheeler told the protesters, according to the Associated Press. “The reason this is important is it is not just happening in Portland … we’re on the front line here in Portland,” Wheeler said.

Meanwhile, Wheeler was insulted and shouted down by the very people he joined to fight against the federal government, who is trying to help the police and protect Portland’s federal buildings.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday, pointing out that Wheeler, the “Radical Left Mayor of Portland … was booed & shouted out of existence by the agitators & anarchists”. Video Below

“Recently watched failed RINO Tom Ridge, former head of Homeland Security, trying to justify his sudden love of the Radical Left Mayor of Portland, who last night was booed & shouted out of existence by the agitators & anarchists. Love watching pathetic Never Trumpers squirm!” The president tweeted Thursday.


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Freelance journalist Sergio Olmos tweeted a video of protesters screaming at Wheeler; “Get the f–k outta here!” a protester could be heard yelling.

Wheeler was also seen with the demonstrators and had “at least four body guards protecting him”, Ngo pointed out. “Ash from the arson, smoke and tear gas fill the air. He has at least four body guards protecting him,” he wrote.

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After Wheeler left, the police called the protests an official riot.

Wheeler was also asked point-blank if he would commit to abolishing the police bureau, to which he said he did not support that.

Wednesday marked the 56th night in a row of protests in Portland, Oregon. Dan Springer reports from Seattle.

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