Protests for August 25


Tuesday afternoon, families gathered at a Black Lives Matter rally in Sunnyside School Park in SE Portland for speeches and a neighborhood march. Later in the evening, protesters met at Shemanski Park downtown, then marched to City Hall. On arriving, police announced over the LRAD that the protest was an unlawful gathering. No police were stationed to block access to the building. Instead, some of the people present discovered that the front doors were unlocked and so they entered the building and painted graffiti and broke some windows.

About 15-20 minutes later, police arrived and pushed protesters to the south on SW 4th Avenue. Several people were tackled and arrested. The protesters then marched west and around the block to the other side of City Hall on SW 5th. More windows were broken, then the march continued again to gather at the Elk Statue location between SW 3rd and 4th on SW Main St. After stopping and chanting at this location, protesters returned to the front of City Hall on SW 4th Ave. Next, police declared a riot and pushed the crowd to the west, making more arrests. The group was split by this dispersal and a smaller number returned again to City Hall. After another announcement that there was still a riot, the protest was pushed back to the south, where people then had a small dance party. More rounds of sweeping in to arrest individuals continued, with smaller groups continuing to return to the area outside City Hall through 2 AM.

Scheduled Events


Starting off this afternoon in SE Portland at the Kid-Centered March for Black Lives:

Next up, protesters are gathering downtown at Shemanski Park (to the west of the Justice Center area and adjacent to museums, arts and performance buildings):

Immediately again tonight, it’s declared an unlawful assembly:

Police are pushing protesters away from City Hall now:

“A C A B – All cops are bastards!”

11:12 PM – riot declared

The protest was dispersed again toward the south.




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Willamette Week


Agencies present

  • Portland Police Bureau
  • Multnomah County Sheriffs Office

Munitions used

  • Smoke
  • Pepper balls
  • Impact munitions
  • Flash bangs

Number of arrests

23 adults, 2 juveniles


  • Disorderly Conduct II
  • Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Harassment 
  • Resist Arrest
  • Escape 3 
  • Riot
  • Unlawful Directing of Light from a Laser Pointer 
  • Assaulting a Public Safety Officer 
  • Criminal Mischief II 
  • Trespass II 
  • Attempt Assault of a Public Safety Officer 
  • Burglary II