Portland standoff with US agents ongoing after mayor claims he was gassed

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GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The tense standoff between demonstrators and federal police dispatched to Portland, Oregon, dragged on Thursday after the city's mayor was allegedley tear-gassed by U.S. government agents as he made an appearance outside a federal courthouse during raucous protests. Mayor Ted Wheeler and hundreds of others Wednesday night were objecting to the presence of federal police sent by President Donald Trump, who labeled the demonstrators as "agitators & anarchists" after the incident. Wheeler, a Democrat, appeared slightly dazed and coughed and said it was the first time he'd been tear-gassed. He put on a pair of goggles someone handed him and drank water but did not leave his spot at the front of the raging demonstration — with
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