Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has demanded the shutdown of a “Trump Free Speech Rally” scheduled for June 4 in his city.
According to The Associated Press, Wheeler has deemed the event inappropriate and potentially dangerous following the fatal stabbing of two men by an allegedly anti-Muslim man named Jeremy Christian on a train in Portland last week.
Taking to Twitter, Wheeler decried the June 4 rally as an alt-right affair, urging the federal government to “IMMEDIATELY REVOKE” the permit granted for it.
He also demanded the shutdown of a “March Against Sharia” scheduled for June 10.
Wheeler went on to describe the upcoming event with the terms “bigotry” and “hatred,” stating that neither have any place in Portland, especially following last week’s murders.
According to OPB.org…, the ACLU of Oregon has responded to Wheeler’s remarks with criticism.
“The government cannot revoke or deny a permit based on the viewpoint of the demonstrators,” the organization reportedly wrote. “Period. If we allow the government to shut down speech for some, we all will pay the price down the line.”
As for the June 4 event Wheeler hopes to shut down, its Facebook page indicates it will feature Based Stickman, Based Spartan, Patriot Girl, Warriors For Freedom, “and many others in downtown Portland… one of the most liberal areas on the West Coast.”
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