The only arrest of the night that occurred at a protest happened just after 9 PM, when a minor was arrested by federal officers for purportedly pointing a laser at the federal courthouse building. After that incident, law enforcement officers did not interact with protesters again for the rest of the night.
An individual that claimed they were a part of The Portland Protest Bureau, a newly formed group in Portland that has drawn ire from local activists for claiming to be leaders of the movement, passed around a clipboard asking protesters to sign a petition to ban the use of tear gas by the Portland Police. This petition asked for people’s identifying information, including names and addresses. We would not recommend that anyone give out their identifying information while at a protest.
At 1:15 AM, an individual in a white car was seen driving erratically towards protesters and passing through the protest area multiple times. Protesters cleared a path for the individual to leave the area, which they did. As they drove away, the individual fired multiple shots into the air near where protesters were standing. Some reports indicate that a revolver was used.
Car Caravan Protest – 6 PM (this event will be held every Wednesday and Friday of July)
Stripper Strike Picnic – 3:30 PM
Early on in the night around 9:10 PM, federal agents made an arrest at Lownsdale Park across from the federal courthouse and Justice Center downtown. Some reports state that the individual is 17 years old.
Feds just rushed the park out of nowhere, and took a man in a red shirt through the side door of the courthouse. pic.twitter.com/Wy4wIp8NkY— Brian Oaster (@BrianOaster) July 9, 2020
Protesters seem bewildered. To me it looked targeted and intentional. The feds did not disperse the crowd, but I did see them pepper spray someone. pic.twitter.com/R4sG0MNLGt— Brian Oaster (@BrianOaster) July 9, 2020
In front of the Justice Center yet again, on Wednesday July 8th. Two hundred people around the base of the Stag Statue. There is no planned event for the night. #blacklivesmatter #pdx #portlandoregon #oregon #blm #acab #portland #justicecenter pic.twitter.com/jAyac8Y4Uj— Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof) (@hungrybowtie) July 9, 2020
We would also recommend that no one give their identifying information, especially name and address, while at a protest.
Someone on a Portland Protest Bureau megaphone announced they are collecting signatures for an “anti teargas petition.” Signing the form includes putting the date, your name, and address. Some people have voiced security concerns relating to this. pic.twitter.com/cL3XlmlpnO— Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof) (@hungrybowtie) July 9, 2020
He described the statue as a family “of European descent” and then walked off with the book that was covering the boy statue’s Bible.— Brian Oaster (@BrianOaster) July 9, 2020
At 1:15 AM, an individual in a white car that had been driving aggressively at/near protesters fired multiple shots into the air as they exited the area in front of the Justice Center.
They parked in front of the stag statue base then drove off and fired multiple shots into the air from a revolver. pic.twitter.com/Lrgubp4td0— Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof) (@hungrybowtie) July 9, 2020
Live rounds. 6 shots possible 38. I saw him fire above the crowds heas to get protest Bureau out if the road.— Cozcacuahutli Itzpapalotl (@KohzKah) July 9, 2020
A lot of crowd has left, I’m with a group of fellow journalists by 3rd and Main where people have set up a car baracade. pic.twitter.com/CdLMA5CDVY— Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof) (@hungrybowtie) July 9, 2020
Federal Law Enforcement vehicles continue to circle the park. Sometimes in unmarked vehicles. These two DHS vehicles have just passed. #PortlandProtests #PDXprotest #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/M8CmmDbnh6— Portland Independent Documentarians (@PDocumentarians) July 9, 2020
The night ended without any further interactions with law enforcement or arrests.
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- Garrison Davis – CashApp $hungrybowtie / paypal.me/garrisondavispdx
- Portland Independent Documentarians – CashApp: $portlandindepend / PayPal: https://paypal.me/portlandindepend
- Cozcacuahutli Itzpapalotl @KohzKah – CashApp $cozca
- Donovan Farley – CashApp: $DonovanFarley1 / PayPal: DonovanFarley / Venmo: Donovan-Farley
Worst Year Ever
- U.S. Marshals
- pepper spray
- 1, likely a minor
- Unknown at this time