Portland mayor won't 'capitulate' to critics who say he has mishandled protests, police reform

Summer has not been kind to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.

The city, better known for its lush green spaces and “Keep Portland Weird” signs, became the center of fierce protests over police brutality after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. For more than 100 days, progressive and conservative demonstrators have descended on downtown Portland, some calling for the abolition of the police department and others showing support for law enforcement.

At the center of the ongoing unrest is…

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