Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler needs to resign after his botched response to the ongoing riots in his city. Instead, he took to the podium and tried to blame Trump for all that is going wrong in Portland.
It made for good television and the usual networks ate it up and played Wheeler blasting Trump on an endless loop.
But one group of people did not buy what Wheeler and the media were selling – the rioters in Portland. Not long after Wheeler tried to blame Trump, the rioters targeted Wheeler himself.
They marched to his apartment building demanding his resignation and lighting fires and causing damage in their wake.
From The Oregonian:
More than 200 people on Monday night marched to the Pearl District condominium tower where Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler lives to demand his resignation.
The demonstration quickly turned destructive as some in the crowd lit a fire in the street, then placed a picnic table from a nearby business on top of the fire to feed the blaze. People shattered windows and broke into a ground-floor dental office took items including a chair, also added to the fire, and office supplies.
Shortly after 11 p.m., a bundle of newspapers was set ablaze and thrown into a ground-floor storefront in the residential building.
Around the same time, police arrived and warned over a loudspeaker that the gathering had been declared an unlawful assembly, then a riot. Officers ordered people to leave to the west.
The 16-story building contains 114 residences — but the fire didn’t appear to spread and was quickly extinguished. Police used crowd-control munitions and released smoke into the air as they pushed the crowd west.
They ultimately arrested nearly 20 people. Police later said arson investigators were looking for the person who started the fire.
Earlier in the night in Portland, antifa rioters calmly smashed up a random business to protest police & @tedwheeler. They stole furniture from inside to use as tinder for their fire. They then set the office’s lobby on fire. #PortlandsRiots pic.twitter.com/b7rNvAEqNn
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 1, 2020
Earlier tonight: Antifa set fires in the building where Mayor Ted Wheeler supposedly lives, prompting police to declare a riot and disburse the crowd to allow firefighters at the scene. pic.twitter.com/OfASXps04p
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 1, 2020