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USA: Protesters storm Portland City Council calling for mayor's resignation 02:02

USA: Protesters storm Portland City Council calling for mayor's resignation

United States, Portland
February 23, 2017 at 03:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

A public City Council meeting in Portland was disrupted by activists demanding the resignation of Mayor Ted Wheeler, Wednesday.

The demonstrators say that Wheeler has failed to address issues such as homelessness, the police handling of anti-Trump protesters, and last week's fatal police shooting of African-American teenager Quanice Hayes.

The protesters stormed the City Council, demanding that Wheeler resign, however he wasn't at the meeting but had jury duty around the corner at Multnomah County Courthouse.

Police forcibly evicted the protesters from the building, which led to three arrests.

USA: Protesters storm Portland City Council calling for mayor's resignation 02:02
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A public City Council meeting in Portland was disrupted by activists demanding the resignation of Mayor Ted Wheeler, Wednesday.

The demonstrators say that Wheeler has failed to address issues such as homelessness, the police handling of anti-Trump protesters, and last week's fatal police shooting of African-American teenager Quanice Hayes.

The protesters stormed the City Council, demanding that Wheeler resign, however he wasn't at the meeting but had jury duty around the corner at Multnomah County Courthouse.

Police forcibly evicted the protesters from the building, which led to three arrests.