Portland mayor does about-face on violent protest response he previously touted

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler backpedaled Wednesday from the high praise he previously heaped on police for taking a hands-off approach during a violent political skirmish last month.

β€œIt is clear based on the public outcry, on the media outcry, on the national front, that that strategy was not the right strategy,” said Wheeler during a City Council meeting. β€œI take full responsibility for it.”

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