A small group of protesters met at Laurelhurst Park near the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office’s (MCSO) Penumbra Kelly Building for the nightly demonstration. The group had lower numbers than usual, and in the past have elected to not march based on heightened safety concerns with a small group. However tonight was not one of those nights. Protesters arrived at the MCSO building around 9:40 pm after making the short march from Laurelhurst Park. With a small group and the police only coming out of MCSO sporadically throughout the night to make targeted arrests, it appeared that not a lot happened in between the footage journalists caught of protesters being arrested. A vehicle belonging to the Snack Mamas, a local mutual aid group, was towed by Portland Police early in the night and a total of 3 arrests were made later. By just after 1 am, most protesters had left the area and the last members of press decided to head home as well. All in all it was a slow protest night for the community.
- Kid-Centered March for Black Lives! – 5 pm
- Meditation for Black Lives – 6 pm
- Direct Action March at Laurelhurst Park – 8 pm
Protesters gathered at Laurelhurst Park ahead of their march to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office’s (MCSO) Penumbra Kelly Building.
I am just getting to the meeting location. Numbers are very small still. Music has just started playing.— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) September 30, 2020
At about 9:30 pm, the small group of protesters departed from the park.
On the move!— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) September 30, 2020
Someone just informed us that there are a lot of police cruisers in the area and with such small number and no mutual aid, marching would be a bad idea. Instead, folks are taking cars and sidewalks to the precinct to avoid police retaliation. #PortlandProtest #PdxProtest— not too shabby gabby ✨ (@PDXGabs) September 30, 2020
Despite the small turnout several neighbors and people in cars showing support.— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) September 30, 2020
Around 9:40 pm, protesters arrived at the MCSO building.
The group has made it to the Penumbra Kelly Building. pic.twitter.com/EIGsiEBgN0— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) September 30, 2020
A small group of motorcycle cops drove by and started harassing a mutual aid vehicle. When everyone rushed over a riot van showed up to deal with the 30ish people. pic.twitter.com/PNEYa16RtJ— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) September 30, 2020
I was told the flash on my phone was blinding and to turn it off. These cops seen bored today.— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) September 30, 2020
The towed car reportedly belongs to @SnackMamas, a mutual aid group that provides snacks and drinks to protesters. You can support them by donating on Venmo (@Snack-Mama) and Cashapp ($SnackMamas).
The support car is being towed by @speedstowing the only explanation I was able to get was it was parked in a turn lane but street parking is legal and no officer could tell me how much further back it needed to be too be legal. pic.twitter.com/62FWtCu1vu— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) September 30, 2020
Portland Police has towed a parked car on the vicinity of tonight's protest. There are about 40 protesters gathered on front of the Penumbra Kelly building. #PortlandProtests #PDXProtests #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/y8jaIKObZc— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) September 30, 2020
Protesters have returned to the sidewalk in front of the Penumbra Kelly building. Witnesses tell me Portland Police have not declared an unlawful assembly. #PortlandProtest #PDXProtest #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Bo5hKIbQyv— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) September 30, 2020
Around 11:45 pm, officers rushed out of the MCSO building to chase after some protesters, but did not arrest any.
Riots cops just sprinted after a few protesters who dared to dance on the property. No one was caught but the police are lingering behind their vehicles and spying on those of us who remain. #PortlandProtest #PdxProtest— not too shabby gabby ✨ (@PDXGabs) September 30, 2020
Riot cops are still hanging out in the dark and warning the few remaining protesters that dancing on police property is an arrestable offense. #PortlandProtest #PdxProtest #SafePdx pic.twitter.com/4xy3yxgpq3— not too shabby gabby ✨ (@PDXGabs) September 30, 2020
Portland Police rushed out again and made 2 arrests. Witnesses tell me arrestees may have been dancing on the Penumbra Kelly building property. #PortlandProtest #PDXProtest #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/UMj7237eH0— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) September 30, 2020
There were arrests made that I caught on my insta livestream. Protesters were arrested for trespassing and interference. At this point everyone has left so the rest of us are taking off too! G’night twitterverse. #PortlandProtest #PdxProtest pic.twitter.com/bH1XkzqFJZ— not too shabby gabby ✨ (@PDXGabs) September 30, 2020
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Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Trespass II, Escape III