- Aug 1, 2014
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(Reuters) - Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said he planned to move out of his apartment after repeated protests outside his building demanding he resign over his handling of months of anti-racism protests in the Oregon city, according to a report.In a Tuesday email, Wheeler told residents of the building in downtown Portland it would be best for their safety if he found a new home, The Oregonian newspaper reported on its website.
“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” Wheeler wrote, according to a screenshot of the email sent to The Oregonian. Wheeler's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Portland has seen over 90 days of protests calling for policing and social justice reforms since the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, by police in Minneapolis on May 25. Demonstrators have gathered outside Wheeler’s building calling for him to step down over police violence, including the use of tear gas against demonstrators.
Portland mayor to leave home targeted by protesters
So Portland mayor Ted Kneeler is forced out of his home, because a black guy was killed in Minneapolis 3 months ago. This is the New Left people. You cannot make a single concession to anarchists and communists, as they will end up devouring everything you value. Mayor Kneeler tried to find common ground with BLM and Antifa street terrorists, and learned the hard way that there is none. Liberals who've mistakenly believed that Antifa are just interested in ending fascism will find themselves ended eventually.