Portland mayor asks reporters to stop referring to people committing ongoing violence as ‘protesters.’
April 23, 2021
Mayor Ted Wheeler extended Portland’s Emergency Declaration once again on Friday, April 23.
During a Friday afternoon press conference, Wheeler said a small group of self-described anarchists are trying to keep Portland shut down by using illegal destruction in neighborhoods and on businesses. Wheeler called on people to tell the police what they know about “this criminal destruction.”
“We must stand together as a community against this ongoing criminal intimidation and violence,” Wheeler said.
“I’ve met with District Attorney, US Attorney, Sheriff and others who all agree they too will take actions to hold law violators accountable. Our job is to unmask them, arrest them and prosecute them.”