Portland mayor calls for cancellation of free-speech rally

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"The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable", Trump said in a Twitter message, three days after the crime took place.

KPTV reports (http://bit.ly/2qq2QEy ) that one of the victims of the hate speech that ended with a double-fatal stabbing is sending her thanks to those who came to her defense.

The tweet also came after former CBS anchor Dan Rather called on the president to recognize Portland's courageous Americans in a Facebook post.

But Muslim advocates said the social media post does not undo Trump's past statement against Muslims, which they say fueled the flames of hatred in the country.

"Their names were Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best".

Mangum says the man told them "to go back to Saudi Arabia" and told them to get out of "his country".

Another victim, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher, was hospitalized.

"With this being Memorial Day weekend when we honor the sacrifice of men and women who have served to defend and protect our friends, we would've thought that we would've heard something from the president". "You will always be our hero", she wrote.

"If I cancel this rally and we don't have a permit, you're talking about hundreds of people just showing up in the park with no leadership, no voice of reason", he said in a Facebook post.

Wheeler said the three men who intervened on the train Friday were willing to give their lives to stand up for people they didn't know. People stopped with flowers, candles, signs and painted rocks for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday, while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women, including one wearing a Muslim head covering, on a light-trail train in Portland.

As the girls prepared to leave the train, they turned and say the man stabbing people and they started running for their lives. Telephone messages left at the home of Christian's mother on Sunday and Monday were not immediately returned. His girlfriend, Miranda Helm, told The Oregonian/OregonLive on Sunday that Portland State University student was recovering his strength in the hospital and eating. It was not clear if he had a lawyer yet.

Christian was rejected by conservatives, liberals and anarchists at the march after spewing hate speech and was escorted away from the march by police.

Tomica Clark is black and the pair became friends in elementary school.

Christian is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, police said.

And he denied he was a racist, posting: "I will generally knock out a person that calls me a racist".

"He never disrespected me", Clark said, but added that he changed after he got out of prison.

"Our city is in mourning, our community's anger is real, and the timing and subject of these events can only exacerbate an already hard situation", Wheeler said in statement released on Twitter.