The nightly demonstration in Portland took place in front of the ICE facility tonight. Estimates vary as far as the number of attendees of this protest, but on-the-ground journalists placed it at anywhere between 30-50 protesters. Despite making several announcements to protesters over their loudspeakers, Federal Protective Services officers remained within the confines of the facility the entire night and never came out to confront the group of protesters. There was, however, an incident involving a car driving by with two individuals who purport to be former military, one of which pointed a gun at protesters. After driving about a block away from the protest, these two individuals got out of the car and were confrontational with protesters. A member of the protest was able to deescalate the situation and get the individuals back into their car, but it appears the incident may have shaken the small group of protesters and the night ended shortly after.
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Protesters gather in Southwest Portland for the nightly demonstration.
Numbers are small at the meeting location for this evening. Red Door guy is circling with his dog, thinks he is very sneaky with his camera.— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) October 25, 2020
First peek of the night pic.twitter.com/DLqbhwwAcG— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) October 25, 2020
Abolish deportation pic.twitter.com/h7jHJNvRP5— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) October 25, 2020
Just after 9 pm, Homeland Security (DHS) officers declare the gathering an unlawful assembly.
2102 – Unlawful assembly declared at ICE Detention Center.— Clementson Supriyadi (@cdsupriyadi) October 25, 2020
Uhhh… IEDs? pic.twitter.com/VJmcWUbv2w— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) October 25, 2020
Federal agents reportedly use their loudspeaker device as a sonic weapon.
They just zapped the crowd with the weaponized LRAD— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) October 25, 2020
2119 – 2 minute warning given to clear the facility. DHS have had on gas masks.— Clementson Supriyadi (@cdsupriyadi) October 25, 2020
About 30-40 protesters are gathered in front of the ICE detention facility. FPS agents have just declared an unlawful assembly, giving crowds 2 minutes to depart. #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Zavj5nPGxR— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) October 25, 2020
Protesters do the Monster Mash in the meantime pic.twitter.com/Vf0R56mIPx— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) October 25, 2020
Spooky Scary Skeletons plays as Protesters keep up their energy trying to stay warm. pic.twitter.com/smPk8GQXqf— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) October 25, 2020
An angry neighbor appeared. She felt protests should occur with signs, without speakers. Her army printed COVID mask kept slipping. pic.twitter.com/YdSCtNRDSc— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) October 25, 2020
Still chilling in the back. They have chairs. pic.twitter.com/w7ZniaI5Yc— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) October 25, 2020
FEDRAD says we have 2 minutes to leave the area. pic.twitter.com/CzeaLGovSd— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) October 25, 2020
CONTENT WARNING: The footage below contains a gun being pointed directly at the camera.
this man just pointed a gun directly at me.— Maranie R. Staab (@MaranieRae) October 25, 2020
he then got out & threatened the group of 30+/- ppl near the ICE building in #Portland
he said that "all lives matter" & that he was military
the vehicle is a dark Land Rover with no plates#pdx #portlandprotests #thisisamerica pic.twitter.com/xnmYZZbunk
Two individuals opposing the demonstration drive past, then get out of their car and begin yelling at protesters.
2227 – Two aggressive individuals come out of their vehicle that passed ICE (2225) threatening anti-fascist protesters. At least one individual was armed. #PortlandProtests #pdxprotest #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/8m8X5Y1X5z— Clementson Supriyadi (@cdsupriyadi) October 25, 2020
And the Federal Protective Service reminds the Protesters that the building is closed to the public. pic.twitter.com/b29wDFQcyO— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) October 25, 2020
I have arrived at the Portland ICE facility for night 150 of protests. There are around 50 protesters here in blac bloc. No visible agents, though they are hiding not-so-sneakily behind the ICE gate and on the roof. #PortlandProtests— Peter (@gravemorgan) October 25, 2020
- Clementson Supriyadi @cdsupriyadi
- Justin Yau @PDocumentarians – CashApp: $portlandindepend / PayPal: https://paypal.me/portlandindepend
- Maranie R. Staab – Venmo: @Maranie-Staab
- Melissa “Claudio” Lewis – Cashapp: $ClaudioReport / Venmo: Claudio_Report
- Peter @gravemorgan
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- Department of Homeland Security – Federal Protective Service