Portland mayor teargassed by federal agents during protest

Video Credit: The Guardian Studio
Published on July 30, 2020 - Duration: 01:12s

Portland mayor teargassed by federal agents during protest

The mayor of Portland was teargassed by federal agents during protests against the presence of the agents sent by Donald Trump to quell unrest in the city.

Ted Wheeler, the Democratic mayor of the city in Oregon, said it was the first time he had been teargassed.

Protesters had lit a large fire and armed agents launched teargas and stun grenades into the crowd.

Wheeler was mostly jeered by demonstrators who have clashed nightly with federal agents.

The mayor has opposed the federal agents’ presence, but has faced harsh criticism for not taking more action to protect citizens.

Advertisement

You are here

Related news from verified sources

Despite pleas from protesters in Portland, federal agents are staying put, firing tear gas and physically clashing with demonstrators overnight. City and state...
on July 24, 2020 • CBS News

PORTLAND β€” Mayor Ted Wheeler choked on tear gas late Wednesday as he stood at the gates assembled outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland, where...
on July 23, 2020 • Seattle Times

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) β€” Federal agents again repeatedly fired tear gas to break up rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon, that continued into the early morning...
on July 25, 2020 • Seattle Times

Related videos from verified sources

Portland has night without tear gas as feds withdraw 01:36
Video credit: Reuters Studio - Published on July 31, 2020 

Protesters run as police threaten to fire tear gas in Portland 01:03
Video credit: Newsflare - Published on July 30, 2020 

Portland protesters counter teargas with leaf blowers in standoff with federal troops 01:36
Video credit: The Guardian Studio - Published on July 30, 2020 

You might like