Protests for July 14


On Tuesday, protesters at the Justice Center enjoyed a feast courtesy of Riot Ribs. A march organized by Rose City Justice went from Revolution Hall to downtown, drawing about 200 people. There were reports throughout the night of individual arrests by the feds, including people being pulled into unmarked cars for no obvious reason. It’s unclear whether these people are being charged with a crime.

Things remained calm for much of the night, with a visit from riot cops a little after 1 AM, who removed some of the street barricades then left. At about 3:30 AM, the feds came out and used a substantial amount of tear gas and pepper balls on the remaining protesters, as well as people who were sleeping in tents in Lonsdale park. The rest of the barricades were removed by Portland Police early this morning.

Scheduled Events

Vigil for Vanessa Guillen and BIPOC United Rally – 6:30 PM, Hillsboro Civic Center

Public Meditation: Black Lives Matter – 7 PM, Chapman Square


Riot Ribs is prepping some vegetarian options for tonight:

There’s another march happening, organized by Rose City Justice:

New art at the JC:

Back to the RCJ march, now in SE Portland:

Riot Ribs is expecting a sweep tomorrow morning and could use some support from anyone who’s available to come down there:

Protesting the injury of Donavan LaBella this past weekend:

Barricades continue to develop. Did you know that street barricades protect protesters from car attacks and accidents?

There are reports that a houseless person was arrested:

Several people have commented that the bushes in Terry Schrunk Plaza are a very popular place to take care of that need. (And unfortunately also federal property.)

So far, so chill, at the drum circle:

Protesters await the 1 AM PPB shift change:

Someone starts a trash fire but it isn’t popular:

People work on rebuilding the barricade the riot cops took apart:

Another arrest:

We’ve also been seeing reports of the feds grabbing people and pulling them into unmarked cars.

I’m not an expert on this, but isn’t it normal to be told you’re being arrested before they take you away?

Around 3:30 AM the feds started deploying an enormous amount of tear gas:

The feds appear to leave, then return with more tear gas:

The folks at KOIN could smell tear gas inside their building:




Associated Press

Chaotic protests prompt soul-searching in Portland, Oregon

The Guardian

Sound of the police: how US law enforcement uses noise as a weapon


Political Fight Over Violence By Federal Officers In Portland Deepens

The Oregonian

Oregon’s congressional delegation: Portland demonstrator wounded by U.S. Marshals Service tactical unit member

Portland protesters march from Revolution Hall for first time in weeks

Tear gas deployed as federal officers disperse protesters overnight in downtown Portland

Portland Mercury

Hall Monitor: Crossing the Line

Willamette Week

Mayor Ted Wheeler Calls on Federal Officers to Leave Portland: “We Do Not Need or Want Their Help”

Protesters Feast on Riot Ribs, a Donations-Only Barbecue in the Center of a Standoff With the Feds


Agencies present

  • Federal: US Marshals/DHS/etc
  • Portland Police Bureau

Munitions used

  • Tear gas
  • Pepper balls
  • Flash bang grenades

Number of arrests

PPB: none reported / Feds: unknown


Protests for July 13


The demonstration on July 13th deviated from other nights in that it was held in front of the Portland Police Association (PPA) building in North Portland, rather than downtown in front of the Justice Center per usual. When demonstrators reached the PPA building around 7:30 PM, they were almost immediately met with officers in riot gear. The stand-off between protestors and Portland Police lasted throughout the night.

The first incident of officers pushing protestors back and off the street occurred just before 9 PM. Many more pushes happened before the end of the action, some including using tear gas on protesters, others where officers pushed protesters back with just batons.

The demonstration in front of the Justice Center was reportedly very small, as most protestors concentrated their efforts at the PPA building. At the end of the demonstration around 3 AM, some protestors did make their way to the Justice Center.

Around 12:15 AM the Portland Police declared the gathering a riot, and pushed protestors, members of the press, and legal observers alike back away from the PPA building. There were a few arrests scattered throughout the night and evidence of the deployment of tear gas and pepper spray on protestors.

Scheduled Events

No Confidence at the PPA – 5:30 PM

Weekly Car Caravan to Protest Police Violence – 5:30 PM


At 8:30 AM, Portland Police Officers detained a 12 year old child for allegedly adding accelerant to a fire at the site of the former elk statue in Downtown Portland. The child has since been released to his mother.

Protestors at a demonstration in Kenton Park that began at 5:30 PM made their way towards The Portland Police union building, which they reached around 7:30 PM.

Downtown, the nightly demonstration in front of the Justice Center had fewer numbers than most nights.

From Riot Ribs, a group that has been feeding protestors in front of the Justice Center most nights (Note: PPA is The Portland Police Association):

Back at The Portland Police Association building:

At about 12:15 AM, The Portland Police declared a riot.

The Portland Police cited a broken window at the PPA building as their reason for declaring a riot. The window in question was broken when a PPB officer hit a protestor’s phone out of their hand and behind the line of riot officers, shown here:

There were some reports at approximately 3 AM that some protestors from in front of the PPA building were heading to Lownsdale Square in front of the Justice Center. There didn’t appear to be any journalists going with them, so this move was not well-documented.




The Columbian





The Oregonian

The Washington Post

Willamette Week


Agencies Present

  • Portland Police Bureau





  • Interfering with Police Officer
  • Disorderly Conduct II
  • Unlawful Pointing of a Laser (4 counts)