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In Portland, representatives of the Federal forces used gas against the mayor

Representatives of the Federal forces of the United States used tear gas against protesters in Portland (Oregon), including against mayor Ted Wheeler, reports the New York Times.

Earlier, the local edition of the Oregonian reported that on Wednesday evening, Wheeler joined the protesters gathered near the building of the justice Center.

Wheeler said that outraged by the use of tear gas, and called the measure "absolutely a reaction", says the New York Times.

The Portland police in his Twitter urged the remaining protesters to disperse immediately.

"It is reported about the riots near the building of the justice Center... disband Immediately. In the case of non-compliance with this order you may be subject to arrest or summoned to court, also against you can be applied means of riot control, including tear gas and/or a shock weapon, but not limited to", - is spoken in the police message on Twitter.

Previously, Wheeler demanded the withdrawal of Federal forces from Portland, arrived on the eve of independence Day on 4 July. Since then, they have provided protection to the Federal courthouse and helped the local police to disperse the protests. Subsequently, the 14 mayors of U.S. cities urged the administration of US President Donald trump to stop sending Federal forces to the major cities. Among the authors of the letter were listed, including Wheeler.

In Portland and other US cities for more than a month have been protests, often degenerating into riots, which began after the death in Minneapolis of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of police. Trump has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the authorities of States and municipalities that, in his opinion, do not take the necessary measures to restore order. In this regard, in some cases, the city introduced the military and Federal police, which caused discontent among the local authorities, which are predominantly Democratic party of the United States.