Protests for July 7


Two overlapping events took place at the Portland Justice Center last night: a sit-in at the Federal Courthouse organized by a new group called Portland Protest Bureau, and a candlelight vigil for Summer Taylor organized by a youth-led direct action group. At about 11:50 PM, federal police burst through the park where the vigil was taking place, using flashbang grenades that were reported to be much louder than those used on previous nights. Around 1 AM, a smaller group of protesters who remained at the JC confronted Portland Police during a shift change. Another confrontation occurred around 2:30 AM.

Scheduled Events

Night of Rage for Summer Taylor, 10pm


Starting off at the Justice Center tonight with speeches and food:

The sit-in seems to be organized by a different group than the “Night of Rage for Summer Taylor” that is now organizing to march:

Federal law enforcement rushed out of the Federal Building after the sit-in organizers were reportedly confronted for collaborating with them, breaking up the vigil with flashbangs:

Protesters regroup at the Justice Center after a check-in on the candles placed for the vigil:

These grenades are serious weapons:




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Agencies present

  • Federal protective service
  • Feds in brown/camo (USM? CBP?)
  • PPB

Munitions used

  • Low roll distraction device x 2
  • Pepper balls/impact munitions

Number of arrests

None reported as of noon 7/8