Portland mayor tear gassed by federal agents during protests

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Portland mayor Ted Wheeler was stung by tear gas early Thursday morning after he joined ongoing demonstrators protesting against racial injustice and police brutality.

At a separate rally, he was also heckled by some protesters, who are demanding his resignation.

Wheeler is seen with his back to the camera wearing a black shirt in the eyewitness video of the tear gas incident, which occurred outside Portland’s Justice Center.

Federal agents housed in the Justice Center showed no sign of retreating, regularly going out of the building to throw smoke bombs and tear gas towards protesters.

The deployment of federal agents in Portland on July 4 is a flashpoint in a national debate over civil liberties and what demonstrators and local officials see as a political ploy by U.S. President Donald Trump, to drum up a “law and order” campaign as he faces an uphill re-election battle.

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