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In another night of unrest in Portland, tear gas hits mayor

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Portland\'s Mayor Ted Wheeler is pictured during a protest against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, U.S. on Wednesday.

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The mayor of the US city of Portland, Ted Wheeler, was stung by tear gas early on Thursday morning after he joined demonstrators protesting against racial injustice and police brutality.
Protests have rocked Portland every night for weeks, with security forces often tear-gassing and clubbing demonstrators.
Visiting the protest site, Wheeler was jeered at by some demonstrators who called on him to resign and chanted "Shame on You". They said he should have done more to protect Portland's citizens.
However, as he stood amongst the crowd outside Portland's Justice Center, Wheeler, who was wearing a face mask, was himself affected by tear gas. Video footage showed him coughing.
Federal agents housed in the Justice Center showed no sign of retreating, regularly going out of the building to throw smoke bombs and tear gas towards protesters.
The deployment of federal agents in Portland on July 4 is a flashpoint in a national debate over civil liberties and what demonstrators and local officials see as a political ploy by US President Donald Trump, a Republican, to drum up a "law and order" campaign as he faces an uphill re-election battle.
The US Department of Homeland Security called the deployment "Operation Diligent Valor," according to court documents. Wheeler, a Democrat, called the intervention an abuse of federal power and said it was escalating the violence.
Wednesday saw bigger and bigger crowds of supporters joining the demonstrations.

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