Protests for August 30


Protesters began the nightly demonstration at Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland. Journalists on the ground estimated the crowd to number around 100 – 150 people. From the park, the group marched to the nearby Multnomah County Sheriff’s Penumbra Kelly Building. Almost immediately upon arriving, law enforcement officers were already making announcements telling protesters to stay off the building property and to refrain from committing crimes. While most protesters had their attention on the Penumbra Kelly Building, down the block Portland Police officers blocked civilians and bicyclists alike from passing through the area east of the protests. Behind the line of officers, cars parked on the street were being towed away.

At 10:40 pm, about an hour after protesters arrived, police loudspeakers declared the gathering an unlawful assembly. Up to that point the crowd had been engaging in chanting and some eggs had been thrown onto the building driveway. Soon after, officers from the Portland Police Bureau and Oregon State Troopers emerged from the Penumbra Kelly Building and began making mass arrests. Officers were captured on video using excessive force on protesters who were already incapacitated during arrest. They were also captured multiple times on multiple videos pointing out protesters standing on the sidewalk, saying that they were not marked as press, and then arresting them where they stood. This action was repeated multiple times throughout the night until the crowd had significantly thinned out by 1:30 am and the night ended.

Scheduled Events


Protesters gathered at Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland for the nightly demonstration.

Just before 9:30 pm, protesters departed from Laurelhurst Park.

Just after 9:40 pm, protesters arrived at the Penumbra Kelly Building (which houses the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office) and were immediately met with announcements by law enforcement coming over the loudspeakers.

At about 10:40 pm, law enforcement officers declared the gathering an unlawful assembly.

At about 10:50 pm, Portland Police suddenly rushed at protesters and began making mass arrests.

Just before 10:15 pm, officers reentered the Penumbra Kelly Building.

Law enforcement loudspeakers (LRAD) suddenly returned and made an announcement to protesters.

Just after 11:55 pm, officers returned and once again began making arrests.

At about 12:05 am, officers departed from the area.

Portland Police officers threatened a protester with arrest if they kept playing music over their speaker. For context of what Griffin is referring to below, speakers were forcefully taken by Portland Police without justification at a protest in the past.

A few more arrests were made before the end of the night.




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Agencies Present

  • Multnomah County Sheriffs
  • Portland Police Bureau
  • Oregon State Police


  • pepper balls
  • smoke grenades




Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Escape in the Third Degree, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree