Portland Mayor to Hate Groups: 'We Don’t Want You Here'

Portland Mayor to Hate Groups: 'We Don’t Want You Here'

An unofficial coalition of far-right extremist groups are set to descend on Portland, Oregon this weekend and the city’s mayor has a clear message for them: you are not welcome.
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