Portland, Oregon Police Chief Calls for Ban on Protesters Wearing Masks after Antifa Incident

CNS News | 7/19/2019 | Staff
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Portland, Oregon Police Chief Danielle Outlaw has called for city officials to ban the wearing of masks while protesting following the assault of journalist Andy Ngo by masked protesters last month.

Outlaw has publicly called for the ban, saying that protesters wearing masks can be “emboldened” by their anonymity, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday:

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City leaders in Portland, Ore., are considering making it illegal for protesters to wear masks in an attempt to address violent clashes between left-wing and right-wing activists, the latest of which occurred a few weeks ago.

“A lot of people are emboldened because they know they can’t be identified,” Ms. Outlaw said at a news conference.

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