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  • Portland mayor says he'll move soon, after protesters "celebrate his birthday" outside his condo building

    Portland mayor says he'll move soon, after protesters

    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, The Oregonian reported.

    H/T: Fox News

    More from The Oregonian:

    In an email Tuesday from Wheeler to other residents of the 16-floor high-rise tower, the mayor said it would be “best for me and for everyone else’s safety and peace” that he finds a new home. He assured people that police are taking their safety concerns seriously and invited them to a Thursday evening meeting that will include himself and officers to voice their concerns.

    “I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” according to a screenshot of the email sent to The Oregonian/OregonLive. “It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.”

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