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Wed Mar 15, 2017, 09:45 PM

Ultra-liberal Portland moves to rein in protests

PORTLAND — In Oregon’s ultra-liberal city of Portland, where protest is a way of life, the new mayor is taking on the sacrosanct.

Mayor Ted Wheeler and the City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance Wednesday that would allow city leaders to eject disruptive protesters from meetings and ban them from council chambers for up to 60 days in some cases.

As they voted, commissioners said months of protests by a small group of people have shut down meetings, disrupted government business, caused stress to city staff, undermined projects and prevented other residents from appearing before the council.

“I don’t know why you’ve decided that your voices are more important than anyone else who comes to this chamber to give testimony,” said Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, who was elected to the Council last fall and called the interruptions “toxic.”

Read more: http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/mar/15/ultra-liberal-portland-moves-to-rein-in-protests/

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Wed Mar 15, 2017, 09:52 PM

1. Good luck with that..

sooner or later,they are going to get more than they bargain for. As someone once said "What do you have to lose"?

While everyone is losing everything but Congress,Senate and wall street. People are tired of this shit..

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Wed Mar 15, 2017, 10:55 PM

2. Not quite what it seems

City council meetings havel been overrun by a few people who come to voice grievances and shout over the commissioners on a regular basis. They just can't get anything done.

What do you do when protesters never stop?

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