by Damjan Tutarkov
Amid boiling tensions in Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler joined disorderly protesters on Thursday to march to a federal courthouse that has been repeatedly attacked and vandalized by angry mobs over the more than 50 days of successive rioting in the city. During his appearance, he was cursed at by protesters and teargassed alongside them.
Riot declared in Portland
Portland Police officially declared a riot Thursday morning after the demonstrations have widely been portrayed as mostly “peaceful” by the media and many have blamed the federal government’s interference with stoking the violence.