Protests for October 14


Today would have been George Floyd’s 47th Birthday. The community celebrated by gathering at Revolution Hall where they listened to black artists and black speakers, including George Floyd’s cousin. The demonstration ended around 9:30 pm with George Floyd’s cousin releasing the balloons that were on the memorial to George into the air as the crowd chanted his name. Happy Birthday, George.

When the celebration concluded, some protesters moved to the Red House on Mississippi, where the Black-Indigenous family facing eviction welcomes the community to come and camp out and use the plot as a gathering space. Others turned their attention to the ICE facility. A small group of protesters made their way there, where a mix of state and federal officers were waiting behind the gates of the building. Between the small number of protesters and small number of officers though, the two groups didn’t confront each other throughout the night and by midnight the demonstration there ended as well.

Scheduled Events


Community members gather at Revolution Hall for a celebration for a change. Tonight they hold a memorial for what would have been George Floyd’s 47th birthday.

Protesters take a break for cake and then continue with the birthday celebration.

Happy Birthday, George Floyd.

After the conclusion of the birthday party, some community members move to different locations: The Red House on Mississippi or the ICE facility.

Officers establish a presence within the front gate of the building, but do not confront the small group of protesters outside.




The Oregonian


Portland Mercury

Willamette Week


Agencies Present

  • Portland Police Bureau
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Marshals