17 September 2021
PPB saying it is 20 minutes until midnight, at which point the park will be closed. They gave this warning last night too, around 1 a.m. That was the first I had heard it, even though protesters have definitely been in the parks past midnight before
Police pushed crowd back into the park
Standoff. Ignore the camera jiggle—I just smashed my shin into a pole. Unforced error
Protesters have a new plan: They protest in the street. PPB loudspeaker tells everyone to get on the sidewalk. They jump onto the sidewalk. Then, they slowly wander back into the street. They're all back in the street now.
Snack van guy is out of jail and back at the Justice Center
The Justice Center where there is food cooking, music playing, and some people yelling that we should march. Others not sure where they're going, or opposed, yelling, "Our fight is here."
Crowd split between the street and the sidewalk/park
Another group is protesting outside @PortlandPolice near 2nd/ Main. We saw them move from the Justice Center. Police told them to get out of the roadway and demonstrators moved to the sidewalk. This is not the group at Jefferson HS.
Protesters are marching down 2nd Avenue. PortlandProtests
Crowd just went back around the corner to the door of the PPB. More than 100 people. Black protesters encourage protesters to stand on the sidewalk, but most protesters are in the street
Person on the bullhorn talking about how OHSU volunteers have been tear gassed and arrested while trying to provide aid to protesters
One protester is running and screaming "do not go across the bridge" over and over and over again. The crowd stops
Marching start backs up again. This is the size of the crowd
Portland Mayor @tedwheeler joined AM Extra this morning to discuss several topics including the future of the city's policing and recent attempts by demonstrators to enact an autonomous zone
Scene after reports of a fire at an apartment complex in Gresham, near NE Cleveland and Powell Blvd.1 year ago
Scene after reports of a fire at an apartment complex in Gresham, near NE Cleveland and Powell Blvd.
In the car heading home when flashing lights by JC. Police announcing that it's after midnight so city parks are closed. Ordering crowd to go home
Back at the park: "Those people down there are not with us. They want to start a war. We're not doing that shi* tonight."
Officers are conducting arrests on SW 3rd Ave between SW Main and SW Madison St. Do not interfere with officers so they can safely perform their duties.
The police continue to order the crowd to stay in the park. Most of the group has moved to the park, others have just left. The crowd is definitely shrinking in part due to conflicts between protesters
A group of police trying to get people to go west back to the park.
The police are claiming they needed to clear the streets because someone inside the building needed emergency medical attention. An ambulance showed up but drove away without anyone getting in or out
There is some internal conflict with the protesters about How much they should listen to the police's orders.
Police saying the sidewalk on the west side of 2nd Ave is closed, commanding people to leave and threatening them with arrest and use of force if they don't.
Police cleared the street and an ambulance came through. they are telling people to get off the sidewalk by the police bureau
Police on the LRAD saying to not "tamper with doors to the Justice Center" also telling the protesters to not block traffic.
The people at the park marched down in front of the Portland Police Bureau entrance
A motorcycle drive-by. The vibe here is just.odd Some people really trying to keep everyone in the park. P
Lots of riot police stationed behind the Justice Center. Portlandprotest
A ton of fighting between those who want people to follow police orders and keep the crowd off the street. Other (loud) protesters hate that idea
People almost immediately went back into the street. There is some dispute among the protesters if they should stay in the street or go to the park. Police on the LRAD are commanding people to go to the park
Police head out for now, but warn if you return to street you're subject to arrest.
Police continue to block traffic and the crowd chants "Quit your job." Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter
Police trying to keep people in the park because they were blocking the street. The police are currently blocking the street.
Got what appear to be a few arrests going on
Police left. People threw waterbottles and other small objects
Day 24 of Portland protest
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