The main protest for the night began at Laurelhurst Park with a march slated to go to the nearby Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Penumbra Kelly Building. About 100 community members began at Laurelhurst Park and, at around 9:15 pm, arrived at MCSO. The night consisted of activists giving speeches, performances, and dancing. The only interaction that the group of protesters had with law enforcement was at least one announcement from the sheriffs’ loudspeaker. Law enforcement officers did not confront protesters at the MCSO building.
At the same time as the bulk of protesters demonstrated outside MCSO, a much smaller group remained present at The Red House, the site of last night’s protest. The inhabitants of the Red House, a black indigenous family that is facing eviction, has been drawing on community support to keep their home. As the demonstration ended at MCSO, many members of the group made their way to the Red House around midnight to continue the night of protests. There, a journalist reported being watched by a Portland Police officer in a cruiser, but no altercation occurred.
Protests at both sites remained calm throughout the night; by around midnight most folks had left MCSO, either to head home or to the Red House. The demonstration at the Red House lasted throughout the night, with community members remaining on the lot of the house camped out on the lawn.
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Penumbra Kelly Building
Protesters gathered at Laurelhurst Park for the nightly demonstration.
Crowds are gathered in Laurelhurst Park. Glow in the dark stickers & buttons are being given out to protesters before the March. #PortlandProtest #PDXprotests #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/2PBCmLxbnN— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) September 22, 2020
Hi there, coming at you from the Anarchist Jurisdiction of Portland: specifically, Laurelhurst Park, where perhaps 100 protesters have gathered in preparation for tonight’s activities— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) September 22, 2020
Let’s see what happens
#PortlandProtests #BlackLivesMatter #PortlandRiots #pdxprotest
“Move at 8” has been a lie each and every time, and also tonight. My money’s on 9:00, as in the days of yore— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) September 22, 2020
More people trickling in. It’s a small group tonight
I pull up to the park.— The Editor ?? (@MacSmiff) September 22, 2020
A loud “BLACK LIVES MATTER!” chant is heard in the distance. I followed the sound. pic.twitter.com/323WUTen19
Just after 9 pm, protesters departed from the park and began marching.
And we’re walking.— The Editor ?? (@MacSmiff) September 22, 2020
Lots of medics. Press bloc is here. A couple of mutual aid tents are packing up.
This crowd has energy tonight.
Some local residents in SE Portland have come out to witness demonstration. Some have come out in support. #PortlandProtest #PDXprotests #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/9mQVfjJnVo— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) September 22, 2020
Portland protest pic.twitter.com/sUKqKdEzoh— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) September 22, 2020
At about 9:15 pm, protesters arrived at the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Penumbra Kelly Building.
The march has marched, the chants have echoed:— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) September 22, 2020
“Stolen people, stolen land!”
“What’s outrageous? Kids in cages!”
“Out of your houses, into the streets!”
It arrives at the MSCO (Multnomah County Sherrif’s Office)
2 cop cars greet us, lights blazing pic.twitter.com/jcqHPjqw0T
About 100 protestors are outside the sheriffs office in southeast Portland pic.twitter.com/krAIcEGBQr— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) September 22, 2020
“I don’t wanna say another mother fuckin name!” pic.twitter.com/887foxR0WH— Alissa Azar (@R3volutionDaddy) September 22, 2020
There are two young Black folx with megaphones and they are working together instead of arguing.— The Editor ?? (@MacSmiff) September 22, 2020
Always nice to see.
A water bottle just landed in the parking lot, 15 yards from the nearest police car.
Maybe only let quarterbacks throw?
A group of bloc’d up protesters run out from the MSCO property, liberated traffic cones in hand— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) September 22, 2020
Immediately, DJ LRAD rings out. While he respects our right to protest we’d better not come on their property or else “OC Munitions”
Tear gas is banned for PPB. OC is not
The Portland Police has just given the first warning of the night, telling crowds to stay off the Penumbra Kelly building property. Protesters respond with loud music. #PortlandProtest #PDXprotests #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/r4lb8zMVho— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) September 22, 2020
Since the resumption of protest the mayor banned the use of tear gas. This police warning uses new phrasing “subject to impact weapons and OC munitions” (oleoresin capsicum ? ) these are the pepper balls that burn pic.twitter.com/5iuz4rLhJu— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) September 22, 2020
A staple at the Portland protests, an older man named Richard, stood in the parking lot of the Penumbra Kelly Building prompting the sheriffs to make the first announcement of the night on their loudspeaker.
Land Acknowledgement. The people cheer.— The Editor ?? (@MacSmiff) September 22, 2020
Richard don’t give a fuck. Stands in the parking lot.
DJ LRAD responds, “To the man standing in the parking lot… We know your name.”
The crowd booed.
Chants start again.
“Sir,” DJRAD blares at Richard, who is standing 10 feet inside the property with both middle fingers up, “We know your name. Please move off the property”— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) September 22, 2020
He does, at his leisure
Oh shit somebody rapping… pic.twitter.com/mwbT79uoE7— The Editor ?? (@MacSmiff) September 22, 2020
3rd protest dance party in as many days. The calm night continues. #PortlandProtest #PDXprotests #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/NJ1dn8RdA0— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) September 22, 2020
Gary Floyd on the mic. Talks about protesting all over the country for BLM. pic.twitter.com/rCscKrcQtz— The Editor ?? (@MacSmiff) September 22, 2020
An individual came to the demonstration and began confronting protesters. Multiple reports indicated that he was intoxicated.
And a chud has decided to grace us with his cute dog. He’s threatening to “attack liberals” so that’s fun— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) September 22, 2020
He also threatened to punch @econbrkfst
Now he’s pretending he didn’t pic.twitter.com/mcCAubevV3
A big confrontation. The gentleman is an asshole. I’m not gonna run down the whole thing, but my God this fellow is an asshole. He was mean to Richard— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) September 22, 2020
He’s also super fucked up
And his super cute dog is off leash
So it’s not great
For some reason activists are trying to have a conversation but he’s unable to form coherent sentences so it’s very confusing to me. They have more patience than I do— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) September 22, 2020
I’m getting dumber listening to this
The protest has thinned considerably and I’m going to take this opportunity to leave a protest before midnight for once— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) September 22, 2020
Solidarity with everyone still out here!
Some protesters went from the Penumbra Kelly Building to The Red House, the location of last night’s protest.
Many protesters from the Penumbra Kelly protest have come here to 4406 NE Mississippi Ave to support the occupation movement here. They are protecting a black indigenous family from eviction. #PortlandProtest #PDXprotests #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/qe7Ev99gkH— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) September 22, 2020
The Red House
At the Red House, a small group of community members spent the night camped out on the lawn, just as they had yesterday. Local activist Emily Gansberg was present before reporters arrived later in the night.
There are no journalists at the Red House so this is me live tweeting about it— social justice barbie ✨ (@emilygansberg) September 22, 2020
There are maybe ten or so people here. It’s a handful of good vibes, a grip of solidarity, and one full assload of anarchist jurisdiction— social justice barbie ✨ (@emilygansberg) September 22, 2020
There are more people here now! This is great!— social justice barbie ✨ (@emilygansberg) September 22, 2020
Apparently idk how to thread lol. ANYWAYS. it’s been a chill vibe. Everyone is spread out in the yard… might be watching a movie on a projected soon. Things were quiet but a cop is nearby so now I hear a bunch of squeaky pigs and folks here chanted “Black Lives Matter!” https://t.co/xbwnHHRKCq— Alissa Azar (@R3volutionDaddy) September 22, 2020
The cop is still chilling in the car just watching everyone, it’s been about 5 minutes… no one has done anything, like I said it’s been quiet.— Alissa Azar (@R3volutionDaddy) September 22, 2020
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