Portland Mayor condemns “antifa anarchists” says “my good faith efforts at de-escalation have been met with ongoing violence”

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has finally condemned Antifa anarchists in no uncertain terms.

Laying out the “who, what, when, where and why” Wheeler said “The who: violent antifa and anarchists.”

“Why? This is the hardest question of all to answer,” he continued “Why would a group of largely white, young and some middle age men destroy the livelihood of others who are struggling to get by?”

“My good faith efforts at de-escalation have been met with ongoing violence and even scorn from radical antifa and anarchists,” Wheeler added “In response it will be necessary to use additional tools and to push the limits of the tools we already have to bring the criminal destruction and violence to an end.”

Here are some videos of the chaos that ensued in Portland New Year’s Eve.