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.
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 https://www.facebook.com/events/267615291351839/
- Alex Zielinski (Portland Mercury)
- Andrew D. Jankowski
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- Lindsey Smith – donate to https://upnow2020.org
- Sergio Olmos
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- 45th Parallel Absurdist Brigade – CashApp: $45thabsurdist / Venmo: the45thabsurdist
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