What did he really think was going to happen?
The Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler decided to join protesters and ended up paying the price by being “jeered by the crowd before being tear gassed by federal officers.”
A report from USA Today stated, “The mayor was caught in a chaotic display of violence and mayhem that began around 11:15 p.m., after some protesters threw flaming bags of garbage over a fence protecting the local federal courthouse, prompting the federal officers to fire tear gas at the crowd.”
🤜🏻.. le maire de la ville de #Portland, Ted #Wheeler est présent avec les manifestants…👋#USAonFire #PortlandKidnappings #BlackLivesMatter #Trump #PoliceBrutality #BLM #ViolencesPolicieres #EtatsUnis pic.twitter.com/DCMY4W0SCc
— loran outan 🦍🐒 (@loran076) July 23, 2020
Despite apparently standing with the protesters, Wheeler ended up eventually getting attacked by protesters.
Portland mayor @tedwheeler is escorted to safety by his security team. Angry protesters follow and try to assault him despite his support on the front lines of the riot. They try to go inside the building but is pushed back by Wheeler’s security. pic.twitter.com/zt8xVY1NDS
— KLove (@Klove90567) July 23, 2020
Maybe next time he’ll think a little more before attending another “protest.” Read the whole story here.
Image Credit: New York Post