USA – Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler denounces two days of violence in the city
Video and photos of the night’s events also showed extensive damage to downtown store fronts with scores of smashed windows and fresh graffiti.
Riot declared: Portland protesters break windows, set fires
Samedi 2 janvier 2021–Mayor Wheeler held a press conference on Friday in which he promised to have a tougher response to violence and vandalism in the future.
The conference was held after people clashed with police and vandalized property in downtown Portland over two days starting on New Year’s Eve. He specifically called out members of « antifa » and « anarchists » during his press conference.
“We need more accountability and we need to hold people responsible for their criminal conduct,” the mayor said, hours after police said demonstrators launched commercial grade fireworks at a federal courthouse and Portland Justice Center and hurled projectiles at police. Video and photos of the night’s events also showed extensive damage to downtown store fronts with scores of smashed windows and fresh graffiti.