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Portland mayor urges U.S. officials to shut down the “alt-right” rallies

The mayor of Portland, Ore., Federal officials and organizers urged to shut down the “alt-right” trump rallies planned for the coming weekend, after two men were stabbed while coming to the aid of two women during an anti-Muslim tirade.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Monday that the “alt-right demonstrations” would only fuel hatred and fear, during a time of tragedy.

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“There is never a place for bigotry or hatred in our community, and especially not now,” Wheeler said in a three-part note posted on Twitter.

The mayor assured that the city planned to issue permits for the “Trump Free Speech Rally”, and other similar events for this Sunday and June 10. U.S. officials already have a permit for the rally on Sunday granted.

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“Our city is in mourning, our community, the anger is real, and the timing and the topic can said these events only further the already difficult situation,” Wheeler intensify, adding that the permits should be revoked.

The appeal, however, opened the debate on the First Amendment rights in the United States to Violent protests between far-right and far-left protesters have derailed appearances of controversial figures on the college Campus and in liberal cities like Portland and Berkeley, California.

A Facebook page for the Sunday event, said there would be speakers and live music in “one of the most liberal areas on the West coast.” He said it will feature Kyle Chapman, who describes himself as an American nationalist and ardent supporter of President Donald Trump.

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Trump condemned the fatal stabbing on the official POTUS Twitter page on Monday, said the violence was “unacceptable.”

“The violence in the Portland seed on Friday are unacceptable. The victim stood up to hatred and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ you tweeted,” Trump.

The violence in the Portland seed on Friday are unacceptable. The victim stood up to hatred and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ you.

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Ricky John Best, 53, Myrddin and Taliesin Namkai Meche, 23, were killed Friday when to stop trying, Jeremy Joseph Christian of harassment of women, wearing a hijab, authorities said. Another person came in and was severely injured.

Christian social media posts show an affinity for the Nazis, and political violence. He is accused of aggravated murder, intimidation of a state that corresponds to a hate crime and a perpetrator in possession of a weapon, and is scheduled in court on Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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