Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was confronted by angry leftists Wednesday during an incident in which Wheeler was reportedly struck by one of the disrupters.
Spokesman for the mayor Jim Middaugh said in a statement that Wednesday’s encounter took place while Wheeler and a companion were seated in the outdoor dining area of a Portland restaurant, The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported.
At first, hecklers contented themselves with hurling obscenities at the mayor, which he tried to ignore, Middaugh said.
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However, the group in time “pushed their way past restaurant employees” and confronted Wheeler, the spokesman added. The mayor asked his antagonists to leave.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was accosted and assaulted by several individuals while Wheeler was enjoying dinner at a local restaurant in the Nobo Hill neighborhood in Portland Wednesday night.
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