LA Mayor Praises Portland Demonstrators, says “L.A. stands with our friends in Portland”

Despite over 50 consecutive days of chaotic clashes with law enforcement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti praised Portland Demonstrators as a whole.

Garcetti wrote:

“Demonstrators for racial justice represent the best of our democratic ideals. The President’s unilateral deployment of federal forces betrays them — and does nothing to keep us safe.

L.A. stands with our friends in Portland.”

Many Twitter users were not impressed.

You are a pandering hack that was only able to get Los Angeles under control from rioters and looters when the National Guard put a stop to it.

Didn’t this guy call in the national guard on protesters three weeks ago?

Friday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany showed footage of rioting, vandalism, arson and violence taking place in Portland.

WATCH:

Breitbart News confronted Mayor Garcetti about the violence.

Breitbart News: Mr. Mayor, if I could just follow up quickly. You mentioned John Lewis [earlier]. He was a non-violent protester and an organizer. And there’s nothing non-violent about these protests. They’re not organized. There’s no sense of the history of non-violent protest in this country. It’s just not clear that there’s any sort of attempt even to march in a way that would appeal to Americans in general. This is just a confrontation with authority that’s turned very violent.

Garcetti: That’s your summary of it. I would respectfully disagree. I’ve seen people marching very peacefully in Portland. I’ve seen mothers joining arms. I’ve seen children out there making art. I’ve seen many people doing that. Just as if we cut to our high school classes and watch the images of the civil rights struggle, you will see clashes that happened. That did not represent who we are. Again, I’m not speaking about people who break the law, but to say that all protesters, in Portland or here, are people who are breaking the law, I just think [it’s] statistically not true.

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