Tuesday afternoon, the Kid-Centered March for Black Lives drew out a few dozen families for speeches, marching, and chants. In the evening, mutual aid group The Witches held a self-care event at Laurelhurst Park that was followed by a march to the East Multnomah County Sheriffs Office / SE Precinct on East Burnside. Protesters stood outside the building, chanting and giving speeches. The night ended uneventfully with no arrests or munitions used.
Kid-Centered March for Black Lives – 6 PM at Sunnyside School Park
Beautiful weather today for the Kid-Centered March for Black Lives:
Before tonight’s march at Laurelhurst Park, The Witches are holding a self-care event:
Come out to our self care and gear event! Happening now in Laurelhurst Park! We are on the corner of SE Cesar Chavez and Ankeny St. on the hill underneath a red tent! #pdxprotest pic.twitter.com/TyhzJgYSyf— THE WITCHES 🏳️🌈👤👥👤✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿 (@Bitchwitch20) August 12, 2020
They’ve got a bunch of food and gear already laid out here. Looks amazing.— Rosie G. Riddle (@PDXRosieRiddle) August 12, 2020
Also their venmo is prominently displayed in case anybody wants to contribute to the community support theyre doing pic.twitter.com/a8jIPfeEK6
Vibes are chill at Laurelhurst. Lots of social distancing going on.— Good Trouble 🏁🐍 (@MacSmiff) August 12, 2020
Pizza, snacks and water have been provided.
A yuppy family at the picnic table – clearly not dressed to protest – quietly skirted out a few minutes after “Black Lives Matter” and “ACAB” chants broke out. pic.twitter.com/WfbLi4dxbK
The march has begun!
We’re on the move. Nobody seems to be in charge tonight. Numbers aren’t excellent but it’s enough to take the street.— Good Trouble 🏁🐍 (@MacSmiff) August 12, 2020
DJ LRAD can be heard from 44th. pic.twitter.com/qvAMebZrNm
Protesters are arriving at the Penumbra Kelly Building, where the East Multnomah County Sheriffs Office and SE Precinct are located.
LRAD is already warning of trespassing, arrest, and teargas if people enter the property of the Kelly Building “this includes journalists and members of the press”— 45th ןǝןןɐɹɐd ʇsıpɹnsqɐ ǝpɐbıɹq (@45thabsurdist) August 12, 2020
Which is to say that a #PDXprotest #blm march is just now approaching the MCSO Building. Night 76?
A speaker talking about the victories with the new District Attorney, and the right to civil disobedience. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests #PortlandStrong #portlandpolice pic.twitter.com/EBlwJvcK6g— Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof) (@hungrybowtie) August 12, 2020
There’s reports that someone was badly injured after falling out of the bed of a pickup truck:
Street medics treat an injured person. a lone PPB officer and a police medic approach. “If we bring an ambulance in, are you all gonna be nice to him?”— 45th ןǝןןɐɹɐd ʇsıpɹnsqɐ ǝpɐbıɹq (@45thabsurdist) August 12, 2020
“Of course!” Say the street medics “We love AMR!”
Ambulance, idling at the end of the block for 10 min, pulls in 2 min later.
There’s another incident involving a cyclist:
Over on 47th and Burnside a “corker” (a person blocking intersections to help secure a route march) was maced by an angry driver. This is an interview with her. pic.twitter.com/NYKDcq70B3— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) August 12, 2020
76th night of protests in #Portland. Crowds are assembled in front of the Penumbra Kelly Building. Portland Police have a riot line securing the front of the building. #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests #Blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/4IU59yuEH9— Portland Independent Documentarians (@PDocumentarians) August 12, 2020
There’s a sculpture of a police dog (which no protester has attempted to damage, to the best of my knowledge) inside this box:
K-9 statue remains mysteriously boxed. Plus bonus roof cop light pic.twitter.com/FcOMvI5sSN— Karina Brown (@karinapdx) August 12, 2020
Not many visible officers out currently. A handful each in the west and east parking lots respectively. And at least two officers on the roof. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests #PortlandStrong #portlandpolice pic.twitter.com/1vGDDGWg7Q— Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof) (@hungrybowtie) August 12, 2020
Mans has been on the mic chanting for 40 straight minutes.— Good Trouble 🏁🐍 (@MacSmiff) August 12, 2020
The police have stayed in the parking lot.
The People remain in the street. pic.twitter.com/CjJZH6QNvC
For reasons known not to me, the bulk of the crowd has moved down to the vehicle pool entrance in front of the MCSO to start chanting. Energy has picked up a bit. pic.twitter.com/RpFKWtiFWM— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) August 12, 2020
A few officers and the LRAD are across from the protesters. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests #PortlandStrong #portlandpolice pic.twitter.com/8m7lvuUnvV— Garrison Davis (Teargas Proof) (@hungrybowtie) August 12, 2020
There’s a barbecue-based percussion section! They’re getting lit up by the roof cop spotlight. The crowd does not approve of the spotlight. pic.twitter.com/AMJQPtMmd5— 45th ןǝןןɐɹɐd ʇsıpɹnsqɐ ǝpɐbıɹq (@45thabsurdist) August 12, 2020
Demetria is back on the scene! pic.twitter.com/ganFaOxOwN— Mathieu Lewis-Rolland (@MathieuLRolland) August 12, 2020
The bulk of the crowd is gone. Things appear to be winding down. Tonight has remained peaceful, because the police opted to mostly sit inside their building, stay quiet, and not shoot at people. Amazing how that works. pic.twitter.com/09uF32fEsa— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) August 12, 2020
The night ended uneventfully.
- Dave Killen (The Oregonian)
- Garrison Davis – CashApp $hungrybowtie / paypal.me/garrisondavispdx
- Jasper Florence – Venmo: JFlorencePDX
- Justin Yau @PDocumentarians – CashApp: $portlandindepend / PayPal: https://paypal.me/portlandindepend
- Karina Brown (Courthouse News)
- Mac Smiff – CashApp: $MacSmiff
- Robert Evans
- 45th Parallel Absurdist Brigade – CashApp: $45thabsurdist / Venmo: the45thabsurdist
The New York Times
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- ‘We would prefer not to make arrests at all,’ Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell says after DA decides to drop many protest cases
- Portland protests remain calm during 76th night after threat of arrests weakened
- Guest Editorial: Black Lives Don’t Matter in Portland
- District Attorney Mike Schmidt to Limit Criminal Charges Against Protesters
Portland Police Bureau
Number of arrests