Portland mayor asks feds to shut down alt-right rallies in wake of recent attacks
- Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler asked the federal government on Monday to revoke the permits for two upcoming free speech rallies in his city.
- According to Willamette Week, both events were planned by alt-right groups.
- Wheeler announced that he made the requests on his Facebook page and on his Twitter account. In the post, Wheeler noted that the Portland community “remains in shock and mourning” after the horrifying deaths of 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and 53-year-old Ricky John Best, who were allegedly stabbed by Jeremy Joseph Christian after coming to the defense of two teens he was harassing. Read More (5/29/17 5:56 PM)