Protests for July 1


Wednesday’s Palestinian Day of Rage rally drew a small crowd of 50-100 people to recognize the violence of illegal West Bank settlements and Israel’s annexation. Kent Ford, of Portland’s Black Panther movement, spoke.

Around 200 people gathered at the Multnomah County Justice Center (MCJC), enjoying a bonfire at the base of the Elk statue. Barricades were formed across SW 3rd Ave to protect protesters in the street from cars. Around 11:30 PM, PPB and federal police fired pepper balls and impact munitions at protesters outside the Federal Building, after plywood was removed from some of the windows to add to the bonfire. No arrests have been reported.


Tonight, people in Portland return to the streets in the wake of last night’s arrests and police use of chemical weapons in North Portland. This is also a Palestinian Day of Rage, in response to Israel’s intended annexation of the West Bank.

Around 11:30 PM the police began firing pepper balls at protesters.

Scheduled Events

PDX Stripper Strike Picnic in the Park, 3:33 PM Laurelhurst Park

Palestinian Day of Rage, 5pm at Terry Schrunk Plaza

Snack Bloc movie night, 8pm at 1223 SE Stark





Elk Statue removed from the middle of downtown Portland


Portland Police Under Scrutiny For Dangerous Crowd Control Munitions

The Oregonian

Portland protests against police violence, racism enter 5th week

Portland Mercury

Good Morning, News: Big Jump in Oregon COVID Cases, Cops vs. Face Masks, and Gun-Toting “Karen” Gets Arrested

Willamette Week

Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty to Police Chief Chuck Lovell: Immediately Discontinue Tear Gas, Close-Range Bullets

Hours After Gov. Kate Brown Signs Tear Gas Ban Into Law, Portland Police Deploy More Gas Onto Protesters


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Munitions used

  • Pepper balls

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