- Back the Black (Justice for Patrick Kimmons) – 10 AM at City Hall
- Black Lives Matter Lents SE Portland – 4:30 PM at Lents Park
Justice for Patrick Kimmons march arrived in front of the justice center and a grey pick up truck nearly hit bike bloc right as another truck drove by with Trump/American flags. Situation has de-escalated but the “Back the Black” chant is stirring downtown up. #PdxPortland— not too shabby gabby ✨ (@PDXGabs) October 29, 2020
I'm late but not too late to what has become AR-15 Thursday in downtown Portland. Again— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) October 29, 2020
Maybe 30 BLM protesters blocking the intersection at 3rd and Main. A few paintball guns in the crowd
Meanwhile about 10 Blue Lives Matter stand on the sidewalk. One AR-15 and lots of mace
Another AR-15 on the BLM side. This is an interesting development— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) October 29, 2020
He tells me he decided to come armed in part because of that video of the AR-15 threat. That his aim is to keep things de-escalated
Chants and flag waving continued for another hour:
An unusual occurance: the Blue Lives Matter protesters turn and leave. Wave goodbye. No one follows— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) October 29, 2020
Could it be…over? pic.twitter.com/Qm1QrSux6B
Nope— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) October 29, 2020
BLM protesters follow
One of the far right protesters accuses one of the BLM protesters of breaking his car
"Yeah? What's the next step?"
Tense standoff. Hands on guns. All the guns are on the far right side now
Blue Lives Matter on the move again— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) October 29, 2020
"Move back! Move back!" the BLM protesters chant as they follow pic.twitter.com/nMVnMxrMx5
One of the far right cars now barricaded in— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) October 29, 2020
This doesn't seem likely to end super well for anyone pic.twitter.com/wSu5iTDv9k
A reporter and a BLM protester were sprayed with bear mace:
The remaining far-right protesters left and the BLM event ended as well.
This evening, a direct action group is at the Penumbra Kelly building on E Burnside.
“Don’t make me turn this car around.” – stepdad LRAD pic.twitter.com/vyHNFZ1QYu— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) October 30, 2020
About 50 protesters are gathered at the Penumbra Kelly Building on East Burnside. Three cruisers are positioned with headlights and spotlights pointed at the crowd. pic.twitter.com/voKfLv2WSj— Sean BoOOoscom ???♂️ (@baaascom) October 30, 2020
The entirety of the crowd is on the sidewalk passively chatting in groups. Doesn’t seem like much will happen tonight unless the PPB decided to plant evidence or make up charges in order to charge and disperse the crowd (which they do regularly) #PortlandProtests— Peter (@gravemorgan) October 30, 2020
Reports are spreading on social media that police in Vancouver, WA (across the river from Portland) killed a Black man named Kevin Peterson Jr. tonight.
There is a group of family and concerned citizens gathered near the crime scene to learn more about what happened. A Clark County Sheriff's deputy is hassling a citizen Journalist for being here and not having a press pass.— Cascadianphotog Media (@Cascadianphotog) October 30, 2020
Another direct action is happening at a law office in NE Portland:
A law office near Grant High was allegedly smashed up, purportedly by antifascists.— Booker T. Marx-Snowden ?? (@MacSmiff) October 30, 2020
Police are denying access to the alley where there may be damage to the building. The damage to a nearby car is visible.
I heard a rumor that the law office is a KKK front.
What a start. pic.twitter.com/rbvSZTISeS
Lawyer's Office Rumor Update:— Booker T. Marx-Snowden ?? (@MacSmiff) October 30, 2020
I'm hearing that the office hit belongs to the PPA attorney. Still unconfirmed as far as I'm concerned, but that would be a legit target if true.
The law offices of Aitchison & Vick was vandalized in a small scale direct action. The property is closed off as a crime scene. I have been told this is the law office contracted by the PPA. #PortlandProtests #PDXProtests pic.twitter.com/t2V1sBfbY2— Justin Yau (@PDocumentarians) October 30, 2020
Elsewhere in NE Portland:
Over by the Convention Center, chuds have disrespectful redecorated the MLK statue with Trump gear. pic.twitter.com/6VKpZfkUgW— Booker T. Marx-Snowden ?? (@MacSmiff) October 30, 2020
Protestors took it down and burned it pic.twitter.com/qFs9S4BU19— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) October 30, 2020
Back to Vancouver:
Protestors are gathered in Vancouver, Washington— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) October 30, 2020
The Columbian is reporting “An investigation into a shooting that involved Clark County sheriff’s deputies”https://t.co/25ANUeA0sI pic.twitter.com/99BFwpiYC0
“Say his name” pic.twitter.com/a0wXg929Oq— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) October 30, 2020
The crowd screams Kevin Peterson's name. A small group berates the police as they use police tape to create a corral.— Booker T. Marx-Snowden ?? (@MacSmiff) October 30, 2020
Though no one seems to be paying attention, we're surrounded and heavily outnumbered. pic.twitter.com/RJ1wY2g4Ry
Some Clark county sheriff in riot gear pic.twitter.com/WnO8FxarbK— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) October 30, 2020
The family explains to me that the cops have not told them anything. They say the body is still in the street; has been since 6pm. It's almost 1am.— Booker T. Marx-Snowden ?? (@MacSmiff) October 30, 2020
They are concerned cops are paying attention to the protesters instead of processing the scene.
Don't nobody start nothing.
Looked for a moment like detectives were leaving, and they might speak with the family. The family remains in the dark. Kevin’s body has been on the pavement for 7 1/2 hours, and his family has no answers.— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) October 30, 2020
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- Law enforcement in Portland prepares for Election Day and aftermath
- ‘Go get him!’: Clark County emails to ICE draw scrutiny, legal concerns
- Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan promised protesters he would meet with them if they didn’t record. Demonstrators confronted journalists who did
- 80 criminal justice leaders from around U.S. sign on to lawsuit challenging federal tactics in Portland protests
- Clark County officers shoot person near Vancouver
- Portland Police Bureau
- Hazel Dell (Vancouver WA): Battleground, Camas, Longview, Washougal, and Vancouver police departments, as well as Washington State Patrol, and Clark County Sheriff’s office.
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