Portland Protesters Tear Gassed During Clashes Outside Federal Courthouse

Hundreds of protesters, and the Mayor of Portland, Oregon, Ted Wheeler, were tear gassed by federal agents outside the city’s federal courthouse in the early hours of July 23, according to news reports.

This footage, posted to Twitter, shows gas in the air, fires burning inside the grounds of the Mark O. Hatfield courthouse and protesters attempting to tear down a fence surrounding the building.

The Oregonian reported that Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was jeered by a crowd of more than 2,000 people at the protest. Credit: @gravemorgan via Storyful