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Portland Mayor Blames Violence on Small Group, Says City Isn’t a ‘Dark Dystopia’

Portland Mayor Blames Violence on Small Group, Says City Isn’t a ‘Dark Dystopia’

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Portland Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler on Wednesday blamed continuing violence on a “a few dozen individuals” who he said are hijacking the city’s proud tradition of protesting. “They’re intent on creating mayhem and attacking and harming people, not just property. That’s a line that we can’t allow our community to cross. Not […]

Oregon Governor Says No National Guard Help for Portland Before Another Riot

Oregon Governor Says No National Guard Help for Portland Before Another Riot

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday she would not send the National Guard to help deal with continued unrest in Portland. Hours later, another riot took place. A group of about 150, many wearing helmets, gas masks, and body armor and carrying shields, descended on City Hall after 9:30 p.m. Some smashed windows and entered the building, including people […]

Black Lives Matter Activists Behind Assaults in Downtown Portland, Witnesses Say

Black Lives Matter Activists Behind Assaults in Downtown Portland, Witnesses Say

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, were involved in assaults on multiple people late on Aug. 16, including a man who was knocked unconscious and rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, according to witnesses. “They were marching around saying it. They said it repeatedly. They were doing this because this is BLM, this is Black […]