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.

“It 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. “I take full responsibility for it.”

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