Protests for September 4

Summary

On Friday night, protesters gathered in North Portland at Kenton Park and marched to the Portland Police Association building. Oregon State Police were standing guard outside the building when the march arrived. Protesters gave speeches and chanted, with the front of the protest line moving toward the OSP officers. Some ordinary balloons (filled with air) were being batted around by the protesters in front of the police line, and an unlawful assembly was declared shortly after at about 11:40 PM.

At this point, PPB and OPB officers rushed the crowd and made several arrests. Multiple people were injured during this dispersal and arrests, including a graphic head injury that has content warnings below. Police retreated then rushed the protesters again multiple times to make more arrests, including medics with clear insignia and a marked vehicle. The protest ended around 2 AM.

Scheduled Events

  • Kenton Park Direct Action March – 8 PM

Timeline

Tonight protesters are gathering at Kenton Park in North Portland:

The march is off!

Protesters arrive at the Portland Police Association building:

Freestyle by @Noshu4me:

Trump made a comment about throwing soup because bricks are too heavy to pick up 🤨 and well …

Unlawful assembly declared at about 11:42 PM:

Police rushed the protesters and made arrests: (CW for assault/injury/blood on many images below)

CW for injury/blood –




During the initial dispersal:

Also from earlier: (CW for flashing lights)

Earlier arrest:

Cell service in this part of town is terrible, so reporters are catching up on posting videos:

Media

Present

Articles

The New York Times

In His Last Hours, Portland Murder Suspect Said He Feared Arrest

OPB

The Oregonian

Portland Mercury

Teenage Portlander Says an Officer Sexually Harassed Her During Arrest

The Seattle Times

‘All I heard was gunshots’: Neighbors, investigators provide details about officers’ fatal shooting of Portland homicide suspect 

VICE

Police Don’t Have Their Story Straight About the Killing of Michael Reinoehl

Willamette Week

Police

Agencies present

  • Portland Police Bureau
  • Oregon State Police

Munitions used

  • Impact munitions / pepper balls
  • Smoke
  • Flash bangs

Number of arrests

27

Charges

  • Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Resisting Arrest 
  • Felon in Possession of Body Armor 
  • Riot 
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reckless Endangering 
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm, warrant 
  • Harassment 
  • Assaulting a Public Safety Officer 
  • Unlawful Directing of Light from a Laser Pointer