Protests for August 20

Summary The night's demonstrations began at Kenton Park, where an event organized by PDX Black Youth Movement was held. Organizers gave speeches at the park, then eventually departed to march through the streets of North Portland. The crowd of about 200 people were led by a pick up truck hauling a speaker system which organizers … Continue reading Protests for August 20

Protests for August 18

Summary On Tuesday night, protesters gathered at Colonel Summers Park in SE Portland, before marching to the Multnomah County office building at SE Hawthorne and Grand. Protesters vandalized the building, breaking windows and lighting a small fire that quickly extinguished itself. At this point, police arrived and immediately declared it a riot. Protesters were pushed … Continue reading Protests for August 18

Protests for August 15

Summary On Sunday, Black Lives Matter counter-protesters showed up for a far-right rally outside the Justice Center in Downtown Portland. There was chanting and yelling from both groups. The far-right demonstrators pepper-sprayed people multiple times and shot paintball pellets. As they were leaving, one of these demonstrators fired live shots from their car. Not long … Continue reading Protests for August 15

Protests for August 13

Summary This was not the first time a main demonstration hadn't been planned for the night in Portland, Oregon. In the days when every demonstration was automatically assumed to take place downtown, people would show up in front of the Justice Center whether there was an official event planned or not. Events co-occurring in the … Continue reading Protests for August 13