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As the saying goes, you reap what you sow.
And boy has Mayor Ted Wheeler sowed chaos and discord in the city of Portland.
He refuses to let law enforcement officers do their jobs and lets rioters run wild.
Well, now it’s finally hitting home for Mayor Ted!
After protesters set a fire outside his condo building and shot fireworks at the building, Wheeler decided to abandon his condo and find somewhere else to live.
Fox News reports on the breaking story:
Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler says he’s looking for a new place to live.
Wheeler’s disclosure came Tuesday in an email to other residents of the high-rise condominium building in the city’s Pearl District where he resides, which has been a frequent site of protests in recent months, OregonLive.com reported.
“I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” Wheeler wrote, according to an image of the email that was sent to the news outlet.
Incidents at the 16-story building have included a violent clash Monday that saw crowd members breaking windows and setting fires near the property, OregonLive.com reported.
The building has 114 units plus retail space on the ground floor, according to the report.
Wheeler purchased a two-bedroom unit in 2017, paying $840,000, Multnomah County property records show.
Watch some of the violence outside Wheeler’s condo right here:
And here's the email sent to other residents in the building:
What an absolute coward!
Instead of prosecuting these delinquents, he's decided to just run away.
President Trump even chimed in on the situation:
Here's more from KGW on the chaotic violence in Portland:
The mood was festive in a way at a Monday night protest outside the Pearl District apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives. It was the mayor’s birthday, and people were calling for him to resign. But when some people broke windows and got into the building, the mood changed.
“They broke the glass and there were glass shards everywhere here,” said Eli Shemali.
Shemali in one of the partners at Pearl District Dental, at Northwest 10th Avenue and Glisan Street. The clinic has been in the Pearl since 2002. And they’ve never had anything like this. It appeared as if fireworks were set off inside the clinic. If singed curtains had gone up in full flames, it could have been much worse.
Shemali said he supports free speech, “but in our case, I think they really broke through the line. They actually tried to set fire inside in the deep space of the clinic, and in a high-rise building that really is uncalled for. It could have gotten out of hand and led to something really pretty serious.”
Police eventually declared a riot Monday night and moved people out, pushing them west on Glisan Street. Officers made 19 arrests, including one captured on video of an officer tackling and repeatedly punching a person.
The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) told KGW they are reviewing the use of force.
On Tuesday morning, the cleanup came with frustration for people who live in the area, including a man who lives in same building as the mayor. Tom Drewes said he and many others in the building support the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I think, sadly, this no longer has anything to do with Black Lives Matter and that's the tragedy of this. I think that message has been co-opted by people with a totally different agenda,” said Drewes.