After a community healing event at Irving Park earlier in the evening, protesters made their way straight to the ICE facility, without making their usual rendezvous at Elizabeth Caruthers Park first, for a demonstration. The night remained relatively quiet, with federal officers in riot gear only coming out once, just after 11 pm, to let a car out of the facility and fire munitions at protesters. Without frequent interference from federal officers, who mostly remained within the facility, protesters spent the night drumming and chanting. Around 11:20 pm they sang Happy Birthday to Trayvon Martin, who would have turned 26 years old today. By about 1 am, almost all of the protesters had left the area and the night came to an end.
A demonstration in front of the ICE facility begins at 10 pm.
2230: Student-created signs adorn the fence of the K-8 school directly next door to ICE.— PDX Frontline Alerts (@pdxfrontline) February 6, 2021
The school has been heavily impacted by tear gas used by federal officers. Flags in the playground mark spots where @JuniperLSimonis’s research team collected soil samples for testing. pic.twitter.com/u9OEQwoicx
I slept until 2000, but I was able to make an appearance at ICE.— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) February 6, 2021
Indigenous music is played outside the building. The lights are turned off, they’re pretending no one is home. No one is fooled. pic.twitter.com/wx2L7wPHje
I’m at the Portland ICE facility for a Saturday night protests. Around 100-ish protesters gather, and the American Indigenous Movement kicks things off with a traditional chant. #PortlandProtests pic.twitter.com/8OGQB64L8K— Grace Morgan (@gravemorgan) February 6, 2021
And a little Segway will lead them. pic.twitter.com/Xp95Y9PtiA— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) February 6, 2021
2255: Protesters in front of the ICE building clear the street to allow an ambulance to pass— PDX Frontline Alerts (@pdxfrontline) February 6, 2021
Federal officers make their first announcement of the night to protesters at 11 pm.
We have our first warning of the evening. pic.twitter.com/sLcXtFzb17— Alix Powell (@thatpowellgirl) February 6, 2021
Officers then emerge from the facility.
2309: Federal officers emerge from the ICE building, firing mace and impact munitions— PDX Frontline Alerts (@pdxfrontline) February 6, 2021
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At 11:12 pm officers declare the gathering an unlawful assembly.
Officers fire munitions at protesters as they retreat back behind the gate of the facility.
Officers came out to block the road to allow a truck to leave, and when retreating back into the facility, open fire with pepper balls and sprayed mace into the air. pic.twitter.com/8PeiARzjjD— Alix Powell (@thatpowellgirl) February 6, 2021
After review, I realized I absolutely cut the heart out of one of my videos. Here’s the real attack. pic.twitter.com/RvPcDcmdZm— Melissa “Claudio” Lewis (@Claudio_Report) February 6, 2021
Protesters sing Happy Birthday to Trayvon Martin. Rest in Power Trayvon.
2323: Protesters sing “happy birthday” to Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in 2012 when he was 17 years old. Today would have been his 26th birthday.— PDX Frontline Alerts (@pdxfrontline) February 6, 2021
I walked up the street to grab a gas mask out of my car, but I caught the tail end. The crowd sang happy birthday to Trayvon Martin. pic.twitter.com/KzAIJ1NDZb— Alix Powell (@thatpowellgirl) February 6, 2021
Despite the unlawful assembly declaration, federal officers have not emerged from the facility again.
0000: A slowly shrinking crowd of protesters remains outside the ICE facility. Things have been relatively calm since the brief fed push almost an hour ago, apparently to let a vehicle leave. Protesters are standing in the street and occasionally chanting.— PDX Frontline Alerts (@pdxfrontline) February 6, 2021
A car drives aggressively down the street on which protesters are standing. Reports indicate no one was injured.
0040: A small number of protesters remain outside the ICE facility in South Waterfront, but most have dispersed pic.twitter.com/IBPXAXtiSz— PDX Frontline Alerts (@pdxfrontline) February 6, 2021
A man tried to seek help from officers after a car almost ran into a crowd The officer responded "This is fed property, that is not our jurisdiction. If you stand in the middle of the street and you almost get run over, and it's not on federal property, it is not our problem." pic.twitter.com/2CWX3KyB1J— Bethany Kerley (@BethanyKerleyOR) February 6, 2021
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