Protests for August 21


On Friday, protesters marched from Irving Park to the North Police Precinct. The rainy night still brought out about 200 participants. Some protesters threw eggs and paint at police cars that were parked blocking a side street on one side of the precinct. Police used smoke and impact munitions to clear protesters away from the cars multiple times, returning back behind the vehicles each time. Just after 1 AM, an unlawful assembly was declared, which was immediately upgraded to a riot. Police pushed protesters back from the precinct and into the neighborhood, making several arrests. A small number of protesters attempted to regroup, before ending the night.

Scheduled Events


A peek at tonight’s car caravan, during a break in the rain (Portland has very dry summers, so this mid-70s and raining situation is a little weird):

Tonight at Irving Park, the shield umbrellas may be needed for a more traditional use:

Ready to march!

A slight shift in the usual route?

Well this is different (the person depicted uses she/her pronouns, fyi):

Did we mention the LRAD is loud tonight?

Some protesters threw eggs and paint at the police cars earlier, and this:

More warnings:

And now smoke and impact rounds:

Given that the main objects that it seems like protesters are throwing are water bottles and paint balloons, without further evidence it’s possible the window was broken by impact munitions instead:

An unlawful assembly was declared at 1:07 AM then immediately upgraded to a riot.

Many protesters seem to have departed by this point.




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Agencies present

Portland Police Bureau

Munitions used

  • Impact munitions (pepper balls?)
  • Smoke
  • Flash bang grenades

Number of arrests



  • Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree 
  • Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree 
  • Assaulting a Public Safety Officer
  • Riot
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Harassment 
  • Escape
  • Attempted Assaulting a Public Safety Officer