Following an attack by rioters on his condo building, Portland’s Democratic mayor told fellow residents that he would be relocating.
Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler announced that he would be moving out of his Portland condo building after it was attacked by far-left extremists.
Portland police stated that the rioters “broke windows, burglarized a business and lit a fire in an occupied apartment building.” The Oregonian reported that a burning bundle of newspapers was thrown into a business inside the building.
Wheeler told residents on Tuesday that it would be “best for me and for everyone else’s safety and peace” if he moved out.
“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” he said in an email. “It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.”
Far left extremists attack an occupied apartment building in Portland and set a fire inside. There are kids living inside. pic.twitter.com/OfASXps04p
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 1, 2020
Police who responded to the riot attempted to move the crowd and reported that rocks and balloons filled with paint were being thrown at them.
19 arrests were made and some of those arrested were in possession of weapons, including knives.
The situation continues to grow worse in Portland as Democratic leaders and progressive city officials fail to protect their community. Earlier in August, Portland’s district attorney stated that his prosecutors would drop charges for certain protestors and rioters.
Similar riots have occurred in other cities, such as Democrat-led Chicago, where rioters have continued to damage property, attack police and threaten people’s safety.
In the months since George Floyd’s death, rioters have crossed the line between peaceful demonstration and an unlawful rampage. It’s time for us to elect leaders that will put the safety and security of all citizens first.