90 Miles From Tyranny : Portland Mayor Says Protests Were ‘Largely Peaceful’ as Videos Show Antifa Assaulting People

Monday, August 19, 2019

Portland Mayor Says Protests Were ‘Largely Peaceful’ as Videos Show Antifa Assaulting People



Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler claimed that the events on Aug. 17 were “largely peaceful” as video footage showed Antifa and their opponents brawling.

In some cases, the far-left extremist group was reported to have committed unprovoked assaults on people who did not fight back.

“I’m grateful that this was largely a peaceful event,” Wheeler said at a press conference Saturday night as groups of black-clad Antifa members still roamed the city with their faces concealed.

“This was a dynamic event, with demonstrators frequently moving from one part of the city to others, and that made the job even more difficult,” he said. “Police did an exemplary job of deescalating the situation, keeping the extremists on both sides separated for the most part, and preventing people who wanted to engage in acts of violence from confronting each other.”

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, who has called for an anti-mask law to help police combat masked extremists, said it was “a peaceful event in our...

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