Portland Mayor yesterday:
This afternoon I was made aware of concerns within the community that federal agents may be authorized to use live ammunition on demonstrators this evening.
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) July 23, 2020
I keep thinking that nearby rooftops occupied by small teams with suppressed AR’s would calm things down quietly and quickly.
Apparently nothing really changed because we didn’t get a fresh batch of truly peaceful protestors last night. It was the same stuff with “peaceful protestors” trying to barricade the exits of the Federal building then setting it on fire with law enforcement officers inside.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 23, 2020