Ted Wheeler Tear Gassed While Attending Protest
July 23, 2020
Portland, OR – Video shows Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland, receiving tear-gas by police. Footage released shows Mayor Wheeler standing among the crowd while tear-gassing rolls through.
Wheeler was standing with New York Times reporters as the ordeal continued.
“It stings. It’s hard to breathe. I can tell you with 100% honesty I saw nothing that provoked this response,” Wheeler said to the Times camera. “I’m not afraid but I am angry.”
“It is an unconstitutional occupation,” Wheeler told the crowd. “The tactics that have been used by our federal officers are abhorrent. They did not act with probable cause, people are not being told who they are being arrested by, and you’re been denied basic constitutional rights.”
President Donald Trump is currently sending more guards. This is to enforce stabilizing the area. Unfortunately, many of the people that these guards are targeting are peaceful protesters.
While protests continue for police reform in all 50 states, the memo isn’t necessarily reaching the Oval Office.
Ted Wheeler Is One Of Many Mayors Who Stand Against Police Violence
Pressure from governors and mayors across the country are speaking out in regards to the Presidents handling of America since the start of 2020.
In Minneapolis, where George Floyd was murdered by police officers while in custody, the protests seem to be working. The city in imposing a complete reform of their justice system.
Video Shows Wheeler speaking with the crowd.
“That is the use of police force, the federal police force for political ends,” Ted Wheeler said. “That is not an acceptable solution anywhere in America,” the mayor told the crowd.
Wheeler joins countless mayors who are speaking out in regards to the impact that police and government forces have on the community.
With Federal enforcement moving into the city, many are wondering when the US will see reform for police. Reports continue to show many public figures and city leaders standing against police brutality.