Instant Library - Jul-Sep 2020
USA / UK - Black Lives Matters
Story No.: G13202
Date: 09/04/2020 12:00 AM
Black Lives Matter mural painted outside NY courts
New York, 2 July 2020
1. Painters working on street mural
2. Thurgood Marshall federal courthouse
3. Walk shot of Sophia Dawson
'Black Lives Matter' mural painted at Trump Tower
New York - 9 July 2020
4. Various of Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Rev. Al Sharpton painting Black Lives Matter mural on the street outside Trump Tower alongside other community members
Overhead view of BLM mural at Trump Tower
New York - 10 July 2020
5. Wide of Black Lives Matter mural on 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower
Sculpture of BLM protester replaces Colston statue
Bristol - 15 July 2020
6. Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid standing in front of the statue in her likeness
7. Statue of Jen Reid
Confederate statues stored at waste water plant
Richmond, Virginia - 14 July 2020
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8. Confederate statues covered and on the ground
Protesters in Portland chant against police
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Portland - 20 July 2020
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9. Protesters chanting
10. Wide of protesters sitting by fire
Pentagon says no U.S. troops deployed in Portland
Arlington, Virginia - 21 July 2020
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Hoffman, Pentagon Spokesman:
" But I can say that unequivocally there are no Department of Defense assets that have been deployed to or are pending deployment to or are looking to deploy to to Portland at this time."
Officers charged in Floyd's death appear in court
Minneapolis - 21 July 2020
12. Various of former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao arriving at courthouse
13. Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, arriving at courthouse
14. Former Minneapolis police officer J. Alexander Kueng. arriving at courthouse
Huge crowd protests in Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon - 22 July 2020
15. Big crowd of demonstrators
16. Wolfgang Taylor holds up shield that he uses to defend fellow demonstrators
17. Demonstrators with signs
Tear gas fired at Portland demonstrators
Portland, Oregon - 24 July 2020
18. Wide of demonstrators, zoom in to rising smoke, UPSOUND explosions
VA removes Confederate statues from state Capitol
Richmond, Virginia - 23 July 2020
19. Various of workers inside state capitol removing confederate statue and busts
Agents deploy tear gas, flash bangs in Portland
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Portland, Oregon - 27 July 2020
20. AUDIO of bangs, tear gas appears, protesters begin to retreat from federal courthouse
21. View of tear gas from distance
Portland protesters burn US flags, police arrive
Portland, Oregon - 1 August 2020
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23. Protesters walking by armed police ++NOTE: OFFENSIVE GESTURES++
Tourists flock to see mural honoring Dolly Parton’s Black Lives Matter quote
Nashville, Tenn.- 20 August 2020
24. Wide of Kim Radford posing for pictures in front of her Dolly Parton mural
25. Wide of Kim Radford taking a fan's picture in front of her Dolly Parton mural
Protesters gather at Wis. courthouse
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Kenosha, Wisconsin - 24 August 2020
26. Burned out vehicles near courhouse
27. People with signs on courthouse steps
28. Officers in riot gear emerge from door and stand in front of crowd
Police and protesters clash in Wisconsin
Kenosha, Wisconsin - 24 August 2020
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29. Crowd of protesters outside building
30. National Guard truck
31. Zoom, big cloud of gas
32. Officers with Sheriff's Dept. shields
33. Burning vehicles
WI police fire tear gas, rubber bullets to disperse demo
Kenosha, Wisconsin - 25 August 2020
34. Protesters chanting outside courthouse building
35. Officer appears from hatch of armored vehicle, points weapon
36. Tear gas in street
37. Officers walking in line behind fence
Blake relatives join protest march in Kenosha
Kenosha - 29 August 2020
38. Protesters marching and chanting 'Say his name:Jacob Blake'
39. Jacob Blake's sister Letetra Widman reciting a poem
40. Jacob Blake's uncle Justin Blake addressing crowd
Portland mayor blames Trump for protester killed
Portland - 30 August 2020
41. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Ted Wheeler, (D) Portland:
"Mr. President, why this is the first time in decades that America has seen this level of violence - it's you who have created the hate and the division."
Trump jeered and cheered upon Kenosha arrival
Kenosha, Wisconsin - 1 September 2020
42. Crowd of demonstrators awaiting President Trump's motorcade UPSOUND (English) "Say his name. Jacob Blake."
43. People shouting as motorcade passes by UPSOUND (English) "USA, USA, USA USA"
44. Man speaking into bullhorn UPSOUND (English) The system is outrageous. They're puttin' our kids in cages. Trump Pence out now."
Police use tear gas against Rochester protesters
Rochester - 4 September 2020
45. Various of protesters demanding justice for Daniel Prude UPSOUND (English) policeman off screen:
"The Rochester police department has declared this an unlawful assembly. You are hereby ordered to disperse. Please leave the area immediately by travelling eastbound on Cork Street."
46. Tear gas being dispersed
47. Woman affected by tear gas having water put on her face
BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL PAINTED OUTSIDE NY COURTS
Teams of painters and artists gathered for a second day on July 2nd 2020 to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in the middle of a street that passes federal buildings in lower Manhattan.
The mural sits adjacent to the Thurgood Marshall federal courthouse, named after the first Black U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Endorsed by city leaders, three up-and-coming Black artists from New York were chosen to stylize the letters of each of the three words.
"I think the mural is a very strong and powerful contrast and combats the oppression of some of these buildings and some of the things that have happened in these buildings, historically," said Sophia Dawson, a Black visual artist who was commissioned to paint the "lives" portion of the mural
Large yellow letters spelling the words 'Black Lives Matter' have found a brand-new home, and this time on 5th Avenue.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Rev. Al Sharpton were joined by members of the community on July 10th to paint the mural across the street from Trump Tower.
Similar to the one painted outside the White House, the mural sends a clear message.
The mayor has said its his administration's way of honoring the black men and women who helped build New York.
For a second day a Black Lives Matter mural on 5th Avenue was on display in front of the namesake Manhattan tower of President Donald Trump.
The section of street remained closed to vehicle traffic as people took photos of the mural.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the plan to paint Black Lives Matter in front of Trump Tower in June after earlier announcing that the slogan would be painted on streets at several locations. Trump responded via Twitter that the mural would denigrate "this luxury Avenue."
An artist has erected a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester atop the plinth in the English city of Bristol once occupied by the toppled statue of a slave trader.
Marc Quinn created the likeness of Jen Reid, a protester photographed standing on the plinth after demonstrators pulled down the statue of Edward Colston and dumped it in Bristol's harbour on June 7th.
The statue, titled "A Surge of Power (Jen Reid)" was erected before dawn on July 15th without approval from city officials.
Colston was a 17th-century trader who made a fortune transporting enslaved Africans across the Atlantic to the Americas. His money funded schools and charities in Bristol, 120 miles (195 kilometers) southwest of London.
The toppling of his statue is part of a worldwide reckoning with racism and slavery sparked by the death of a Black American man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis, in May.
Quinn, one of Britain's best-known sculptors, said Reid had "created the sculpture when she stood on the plinth and raised her arm in the air. Now we're crystallizing it."
Reid told The Guardian newspaper that the new statue was "incredible" and would help "continue the conversation."
City authorities fished the Colston statue out of the harbor and say it will be placed in a museum, along with placards from the Black Lives Matter demonstration.
At least some of the Confederate monuments that have been recently removed from places of prominence in Richmond, Virginia, are being stored on the grounds of a waste water treatment plant, photographs show.
Photos taken by The Associated Press and Richmond Times-Dispatch show a collection of statues and other large objects under tarps at the facility just outside the city's downtown.
On July 1st, Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues on city property in Richmond, a onetime capital of the Confederacy.
Stoney invoked his emergency powers, citing ongoing civil unrest and concerns that protesters would get hurt if they tried to pull down the statues themselves.
The only Confederate statue that remains on Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue is a memorial to Gen. Robert E. Lee located on state property.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered its removal, but it has been at least temporarily blocked by a lawsuit.
The monument removal decisions were made after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
Floyd's death sparked global protests against racism and police brutality and led to a re-examination of statues and monuments of historical figures around the world.
The statues' fate is not currently clear.
A new state law that took effect July 1st allows local governments to remove statues on public property.
It contains a provision that says the local governing body must offer the monument "for relocation and placement to any museum, historical society, government, or military battlefield" but also says the local government "shall have sole authority to determine the final disposition."
The city council has scheduled a public hearing on the future of the monuments August 3rd, according to the Times-Dispatch.
Federal officers' actions at protests in Oregon's largest city, hailed by President Donald Trump but done without local consent, are raising the prospect of a constitutional crisis - one that could escalate as weeks of demonstrations find renewed focus in clashes with camouflaged, unidentified agents outside Portland's U.S. courthouse.
Demonstrators crowded in front of the U.S. federal courthouse and the city's Justice Center late Monday night, before authorities cleared them out as the loud sound and light of flash bang grenades filled the sky.
Trump says he plans to send federal agents to other cities, too.
Constitutional law experts said federal officers' actions in the progressive city are a "red flag" in what could become a test case of states' rights as the Trump administration expands federal policing.
The protests have roiled Portland for 52 nights. Many rallies have attracted thousands and been largely peaceful. But smaller groups of up to several hundred people have focused on federal property and local law enforcement buildings, at times setting fires to police precincts, smashing windows and clashing violently with local police.
Portland police used tear gas on multiple occasions until a federal court order banned its officers from doing so without declaring a riot. Now, concern is growing that the tear gas is being used against demonstrators by federal officers instead.
Anger at the federal presence escalated on July 11, when a protester was hospitalized with critical injuries after a U.S. Marshals Service officer struck him in the head with a less-lethal round. Video shows the man, identified as Donavan LaBella, standing across the street from the officers holding a speaker over his head when he was hit.
With controversy growing over the Trump administration's decision to send federal law enforcement agents to Portland to deal with the city's unrest, a spokesman at the Pentagon said that no U.S. military troops have been deployed to the city.
However, Jonathan Hoffman says the Defense Secretary Mark Esper has concerns about federal agents wearing uniforms resembling military combat uniforms while they are carrying out law enforcement duties.
"The secretary has,has expressed a concern of this within the administration that we want a system where people can tell the difference," he said.
Hoffman says the Pentagon's concern dates back to protests that took place in the nation's capital at the start of June.
Federal forces were deployed to Portland in early July, and tensions have grown since then: first, on July 11th, when a protester was hospitalized with critical injuries after a U.S. Marshals Service officer struck him in the head with a round of what’s known as less-lethal ammunition.
Then, anger flared again over the weekend after video surfaced of a federal agent hitting a U.S. Navy veteran repeatedly with a baton while another agent sprays him in the face with pepper spray.
Crowds had recently numbered fewer than 100 people but swelled to more than 1,000 over the weekend - and they are once again attracting a broader base in a city that's increasingly unified and outraged.
In a separate matter, Hoffman expressed confidence that the National Defense Authorization bill will soon be signed into law, despite the president being at odds with lawmakers on Capitol Hill over renaming military bases named after Confederate military leaders.
"We're confident that there will be an agreement and that the NDA will be signed and implemented on time so that we can have a budget for our forces," he said.
A Minnesota judge on July 21st lifted a gag order in the criminal case against four former officers charged in death of George Floyd, but said he would take a news media coalition's request to make body camera footage more widely available under advisement.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill also ruled on July 21st that he would not hold Attorney General Keith Ellison in contempt of court.
Cahill said in a statement Ellison made when he announced that additional attorneys would be assisting in the prosecution was innocuous and did not violate the gag order.
Even though the gag order was vacated, Cahill said he still expects all attorneys in the case to follow the rules on disclosure of information.
Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25th after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn't breathe.
Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Three other officers who were at the scene, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Kueng, are charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and manslaughter.
All four officers were fired.
Police body camera videos were filed with the court this month by Lane's attorney, Earl Gray, as part of a request to have Lane's case dismissed.
Gray said he wanted the videos to be made public - prompting Cahill to issue an order barring attorneys and parties from discussing the case.
Defense attorneys for all four of the former officers asked that the gag order be lifted. The Associated Press is among news organizations that objected to the gag order.
Cahill made the videos available for in-person, by-appointment viewing only.
Media attorney Leita Walker objected to that format, saying it violated the common law, rules of public access to records and the First Amendment, and was essentially equivalent to keeping the videos under seal.
Records of all courts are presumed to be open for public inspection with limited exceptions.
Prosecutors said a court may impose restrictions if that access will interfere with the fair and impartial administration of justice, and that reasonable alternatives aren't adequate.
A huge crowd gathered in Portland, Oregon on July 22nd, as demonstrations continue against police brutality and the deployment of federal officers there.
People screamed and sharply questioned Mayor Ted Wheeler, as he tried to address the crowd.
The Democratic mayor has opposed federal agents’ presence in Oregon's largest city, but he has faced harsh criticism from many sides and his presence wasn't welcomed by most, who yelled and swore at him.
Holding just a microphone attached to a speaker with a cord, Wheeler called it a “listening session” and opened up for questions after a few minutes - but it was unclear if anyone could hear over the angry crowd. About 20 feet (6.1 meters) away, Black Lives Matter speakers rallied a crowd of up to 1,000 people.
Some Portland residents, including City Council members, have accused Wheeler of not reining in local police, who have used tear gas multiple times before federal agents arrived early this month in response to nearly two months of nightly protests since George Floyd was killed. Others, including business leaders, have condemned Wheeler for not bringing the situation under control before the agents showed up.
Federal agents appeared to deploy tear gas in an attempt to disperse protesters in Portland, Oregon, on July 24th amid ongoing nightly demonstrations in the city.
Thousands of demonstrators had crowded around the U.S. courthouse building and began to move away as clouds of gas rose from the area and flash grenades could be heard.
Protests in Portland over police brutality and racism have seen a resurgence since President Donald Trump deployed militarized federal agents to the city earlier in July.
Federal agents have used tear gas, less-lethal ammunition and other force against protesters who have been targeting the U.S. courthouse with fires and other vandalism during two months of nightly demonstrations.
U.S. authorities say they must act to protect federal property and officers, while local leaders say their presence has made the situation more volatile and urge the agents to leave.
Virginia has removed from its iconic state capitol the busts and a statue honoring Confederate generals and officials.
That includes a bronze statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee positioned in the same spot where he stood to assume command of the state's armed forces in the Civil War nearly 160 years ago.
They are the latest Confederate symbols to be removed or retired in the weeks since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked a nationwide protest movement.
Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, a Democrat, quietly ordered the Lee statue and busts of generals J.E.B. Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and others removed from the historic Old House Chamber.
A moving crew worked through the night on July 23rd - carefully removing the monuments and their plaques and loading them into a truck and taking them to an undisclosed location.
The stealth approach avoids the possibility of protests or a lawsuit to keep the monuments in place, but may prompt criticism that the monuments were moved without public discussion.
Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Virginia State Capitol is the first state capitol to open after the American Revolution and was used as the Confederacy's Capitol during much of the Civil War.
Filler-Corn's move to remove the Confederate generals comes a few weeks after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the removal of a different Lee monument - a 21-foot (6-meter) bronze equestrian sculpture on Richmond's historic Monument Avenue.
A lawsuit has delayed that statue's removal, but other Confederate monuments on the street - once one of the most prominent collection of tributes to the Confederacy in the nation - have already come down.
And earlier in the week, the U.S. House approved a bill to remove statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from the U.S. Capitol.
The bill's prospects in the Senate are uncertain.
In Virginia, the Old House Chamber was where lawmakers first met when the Capitol opened in 1788 and was used as the House's meeting place for more than 100 years before the Capitol building was expanded.
It is not currently used for official purposes when the legislature meets.
The chamber's history is long and varied - then-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall presided over a trial there that saw former Vice President Aaron Burr acquitted of treason - but much of the iconography in the room is devoted to Confederates.
Virginia delegates voted in the chamber to secede from the Union in April 1861.
A few days later, Lee entered the room to take formal command of the state's military.
Like many Confederate monuments, most of those recently removed from Virginia's Capitol were erected decades after the Civil War.
They were commissioned and built during the Jim Crow era, when states imposed new segregation laws, and during the "Lost Cause" movement, when historians and others tried to depict the South's rebellion as a fight to defend states' rights, not slavery.
The Lee statue was approved in 1928 with the help of then-Gov. Harry Byrd, who would later go on to lead the state's Massive Resistance to racially integrated schools.
It's $25,000 price tag (about $370,000 currently) was paid for by the state, donations and an in-kind donation from the sculptor.
Busts of Davis and Alexander Stephens, the vice president of the Confederacy, were donated to Virginia in the 1950s by Mississippi and Georgia.
Tear gas was fired in Portland, Oregon early on July 27th, minutes after protesters shot fireworks at the US federal courthouse.
The protest on July 26th started peacefully, but intensified early Monday.
Some demonstrators crowded around the fence surrounding the federal courthouse in downtown Portland and shot off fireworks.
US agents deployed tear gas and flash bangs, forcing some of the protesters to retreat.
The agents warned protesters to stay off federal property.
A US flag was set on fire and police were deployed in the early hours of August 1st, as protests in Portland Oregon continued.
Another fire was set outside the courthouse in central Portland, which has become a focal point for anti-racism protests over the last few months.
More than a thousand people remained in downtown Portland early Saturday peacefully protesting, about three days after the announcement that the presence of US agents there would be reduced - a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests.
There were no reports of violence or clashes between protesters and federal agents or police.
Tourists are flocking to Nashville to see a new mural of Dolly Parton that celebrates her position on Black Lives Matter.
Mural artist Kim Radford offered up the mural of the country superstar to local businesses and connected with a local music club called The 5 Spot, which was made famous for being one of the spots where the TV show "Nashville" was filmed.
But as she was painting the mural last week, Billboard ran an article with Parton in which she said she supported the Black Lives Matter movement, saying "Of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter?"
So Radford quickly added the quote to the top of the mural and soon enough, pictures started spreading.
"I looked at her quote in particular and it was so sassy and a sensitive comment about something's that got a lot of, you know, friction in the air right now," said Radford. "And she just treated it just like Dolly does: lovingly. And it was just perfect."
Now less than a week old, the mural has become a hotspot for tourists visiting Music City to get a selfie. Radford herself got stopped by fans in front of the mural to pose for pictures.
"I've had her fans reach out from as far as Dubai, I believe that was the farthest," said Radford. "A lot of, a lot of women. And I have to say, 95 percent super positive."
Wisconsin's governor has summoned the National Guard to head off another round of violent protests after the police shooting of a Black man under murky circumstances turned Kenosha into the nation's latest flashpoint city in a summer of racial unrest.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers says 125 members of the National Guard will be in Kenosha on August 24th with responsibility for "guarding infrastructure and making sure our firefighters and others involved are protected."
The move came after protesters set cars on fire, smashed windows and clashed with officers in riot gear on August 23rd, hours after the wounding of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, who was hospitalized in serious condition.
He was shot, apparently in the back, as he leaned into his SUV while his three children sat in the vehicle.
Anger over the shooting of a Black man by police in a southeastern Wisconsin city spilled into the streets of Kenosha for a second night on August 24th, with police once again firing tear gas at hundreds of protesters who defied a curfew, threw bottles and shot fireworks at law enforcement officials guarding the courthouse.
Kenosha became the nation's latest flash point in a summer of racial unrest after cell phone footage of police shooting Jacob Blake on August 23rd around 5 p.m. CDT (2200GMT) in broad daylight circulated on social media. In a widely seen cell phone video made by an onlooker, Blake was shot, apparently in the back, as he leaned into his SUV while his three children sat in the vehicle.
Protesters on August 24th chanted, “No justice, no peace” as they confronted a line of law enforcement officers who wore protective gear and stood shoulder-to-shoulder in front of the courthouse entrance.
Police first fired the tear gas about 30 minutes after the 8 p.m. curfew took effect and protesters refused to disperse. But hundreds of people stuck around, lighting fires and screaming at police.
Tensions flared anew earlier on August 24th after a news conference with Kenosha Mayor John Antarmian, originally to be held in a park, was moved inside the city’s public safety building. Hundreds of protesters rushed to the building and a door was snapped off its hinges before police in riot gear pepper-sprayed the crowd, which included a photographer from The Associated Press.
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters during a third night of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25th following the police shooting of a Black man whose attorney said he had been left paralyzed.
A group of protesters walked toward a fence which was put in place on August 25th around the Kenosha County Courthouse and started shaking it.
Police behind the fence advanced as some demonstrators threw water bottles and fireworks over the barrier.
Armored vehicles then rolled in and tear gas was fired into the crowd.
When police ordered protesters to disperse, the crowd responded by chanting “Black lives matter.”
Police then fired rubber bullets.
Jacob Blake, the man shot by police responding to a domestic disturbance on Sunday, is paralyzed, and it will “take a miracle” for him to walk again, his family's attorney said Tuesday, while calling for the officer who opened fire to be arrested and others involved to lose their jobs.
The shooting of Blake on August 23rd - apparently in the back while three of his children looked on - was captured on cellphone video and ignited new protests over racial injustice in several cities, some of which have devolved into unrest.
Roughly a thousand people gathered on August 29th in Kenosha for a march and rally against police violence, about a week after an officer shot Jacob Blake in the back and left the 29-year-old Black man paralyzed.
Demonstrators marched through the streets chanting, and listened to speeches given by members of Blake's family.
Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey and two other officers were responding to a domestic abuse call on August 23rd when Sheskey shot Blake seven times in the back.
Blake is paralyzed from the shooting, his family said, and is recovering in a Milwaukee hospital.
The shooting, which was captured on cellphone video, sparked new protests against racial injustice and police brutality, just three months after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police touched off a wider reckoning on race.
Protesters have marched on Kenosha’s streets every night since Blake's shooting, with some protests devolving into unrest with damage to buildings and vehicles.
On August 25th, two people were killed by an armed civilian.
The commander of the National Guard said Friday that more than 1,000 Guard members had been deployed to help keep the peace, and more were on the way.
A man who was fatally shot after supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with left-wing protesters on the streets of Portland, Oregon, was a supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, its founder said August 30th.
Joey Gibson, head of the group based in Washington state, told The Associated Press the man who was shot to death on August 29th was a "good friend," although he did not identify him.
On August 30th, President Donald Trump and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler blamed each other for the violence.
Trump called Wheeler a "fool" on Twitter while Wheeler blamed Trump for creating such a toxic environment.
"It's you who have created the hate and the division," the Democratic mayor said of Trump. "Your campaign of fear is as anti-democratic as anything you've done to create hate and vitriol in our beautiful country," he added.
Trump had earlier issued a flurry of tweets and retweets, including several blaming Wheeler for the death and one in which the president appeared to be encouraging his supporters to move into Portland.
"GREAT PATRIOTS!" Trump wrote as he shared video of his supporters driving into Portland to confront the protesters.
Police issued a plea for any information related to the killing, including videos, photos or eyewitness accounts. The shooting happened about 15 minutes after a caravan of about 600 vehicles that were part of a pro-Trump rally left downtown.
It wasn't clear if the shooting was related to the clashes between Trump supporters and counterprotesters in Portland, which has become a flashpoint in the national Black Lives Matter protests since George Floyd was killed in May and an increasing centerpiece in Trump's law-and-order re-election campaign theme.
Police have not released any information about the case but said they were aware of videos on social media that showed the shooting.
Police Chief Chuck Lovell asked for anyone with information to come forward.
"A human being lost their life last night, and it's critical that everyone refrain from conjecture and allow us to gather the evidence and statements needed to hold the person who did this responsible for this heinous act," he said.
Protesters greeted President Trump as he arrived in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on September 1st, more than a week after the shooting by police of Jacob Blake, which has touched off days of unrest.
Protesters lined a street as Trump's motorcade passed by, along with supporters of the President shouting "USA, USA"
Some demonstrators carried anti-Trump signs and shouted "justice for Jacob Blake."
On the eve of his visit, Trump defended a teenage supporter accused of fatally shooting two men at a demonstration in Kenosha the previous week and accused Democrat Joe Biden of siding with "anarchists" and "rioters" in the unrest.
Police have used tear gas to disperse a demonstration against police brutality in Rochester on September 4th.
More than a hundred people gathered to demand justice for Daniel Prude.
Prude, a Black man who was 41, died in March seven days after officers encountered him running naked through the street, handcuffed him, then tried to stop him from spitting by putting a mesh bag called a spit hood, or a spit sock, over his head.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced the suspension of seven officers at a news conference Thursday amid outrage that city officials had kept quiet about Prude's death for months.
Prude's death and the actions of the police officers have intensified the debate over whether police should be responding to calls about people suffering mental health crises.
A union leader on September 4th defended the officers involved in the encounter, saying they were strictly following department training and protocols, including using the mesh hood to stop Prude from spitting.