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