Protests for July 10

Summary

On Friday, a pair of marches brought several hundred people to the streets. The death of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa has impacted the Oromo community in Ethiopia, and here in the diaspora. Later, a youth-led march offered an opportunity to talk about ending racism and the steps that will allow future Black youth to thrive.

At the Justice Center, Federal law enforcement arrested a person apparently for drawing chalk lines on the street to mark the Federal property boundary. There were a handful of other, similar arrests through the night, as protesters created small fires and marched around the buildings. Tear gas was used during one of these arrests.

Scheduled Events

Protest and March Against the Murder of Haacaaluu Huneessaa – 11 AM starting from Lloyd Center

Belmont Market of Choice BLM Protest – 12-6 PM

The Last Generation Protest – 6 PM at Roosevelt HS

Timeline

Today there’s a march for Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, an Oromo singer and activist in Ethiopia who was murdered on June 29:

The Last Generation youth march is heading out:

Back to the Justice Center for Friday night:

The protest is still getting started, but there was a sudden arrest:

I’m seeing reports that they were pepper-sprayed, but I’m going to decline to link to the PPB tweet that claims it was because “the subject fought officers”. No one else on the scene appears to be backing that up. 🤔

A handy zine!

Another arrest:

Remembering Dominique Dunn who was murdered yesterday:

Marching!

Another arrest:

Juniper was released and is safe:

Additional videos from Portland Independent Documentarians:

Media

Present

Articles

KGW

Criminal charges against dozens of Portland protesters dropped

OPB

Q&A: Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Thinks This Moment Will Last

Homeland Security Deploys Officers In Portland Under Trump Monument Order

President Trump Says Portland Police Are Incapable Of Managing Protests

The Oregonian

Coronavirus closures inflated $23 million reported in downtown Portland protest damages

9-member Police Commission and ballot measure for oversight board among reforms proposed in Portland

Future unclear for Rose City Justice, group that drew thousands for protests

Federal officers seize protesters tagging federal buildings, triggering otherwise calm crowd

Willamette Week

Report: The Trump Administration Ordered Homeland Security to Patrol Portland Uprising

President Trump Confirms He Sent Homeland Security Officers to Crack Down on Portland Protesters: “The Locals Couldn’t Handle It”

In the 1980s, Mic Crenshaw Worked to Confront White Supremacists in Minneapolis. Now He Raps and Speaks at Anti-Racist Protests in Portland.

Police

Agencies present

  • Federal: CBP/USM/etc?
  • PPB

Munitions used

  • Tear gas

Number of arrests

Federal: 1 charged

Charges

  • assaulting a federal officer