17 September 2021
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Some smoke or maybe teargas (only got a whiff of the smell cause I was wearing a gasmask) that was used before the police backup arrived and pressured everyone out of the park.
Police- "Go home, come back in the morning." Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter
The sheriffs are commanding people to leave and throwing stun grenades. Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter
County sheriff car has showed up. Portlandprotest
The police are shooting munitions from behind the plywood. Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter
Despite all the fence shenanigans, the police have yet to come out. Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter
A monument to the Sacred Fence has been created. @sacredfence @PortlandFence Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter
A few protesters have made it over the fence with cans of spray paint at the Justice Center in downtown Portland
Except for the piece they threw at my security guy
More spray paint on the plywood at the front of the Justice Center. Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter
The fence is down. Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter PDXprotests
More rolling garbage cans as protesters tried to block 3rd and Madison. They made sure to pick up the trash that spilled out, though
Noticing the empty police lobby, then heard the dulcet tones of a garbage can rolling
Spraying city camera Portland, Oregon
Then the big sign Portland, Oregon
Portland Fire and Rescue responds to a second dumpster fire on SW 2nd in a matter of minutes while protests continue downtown.
Someone is definitely going around and starting dumpster fires, this is from about four blocks away. Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter
Protesters in front of the Portland Police Bureau entrance now. Some think the fire was not started by protesters, since it seemed to happen when everyone was at the Apple store
Protesters at the (boarded up) doors of the police bureau. The smell of burning garbage is extremely strong
"Black Lives Matter" chant the protesters who marched from the Justice Center to the makeshift memorial SW 3rd and Yamhill. PortlandProtests BlackLivesMatter
Lighting candles in front of the Apple store. marching back to Justice Center
The group has returned to the Justice Center from the apple store memorial.
Firefighters putting out dumpster fire by police bureau. Protesters thanked them. yelling at a nearby police officer in a car
Firefighters putting out which seemed to be a dumpster fire. Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter PDXprotests pdx oregon
Someone with a megaphone said the group should head to the memorial at the apple store. Most of crowd decides to go. Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter
Crowd moving up 4th toward Taylor. portland, Oregon protests
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The crowd has taken the street. Plus some assorted photos from the night so far.
In front of the Justice Center thread.
Apparently the Portland Police Bureau has decided that today the street does not need to be open to vehicular traffic
This black van has been around for days circling the protest. He has gonna down this street 3 times so far antagonizing the protesters left in the park while driving sporadically and recording on him phone
Chanting "I can't breathe."
More than 100 people out here taking a moment of silence for the people whose names are on the boarded up windows
Apple store at 4th and Yamhill
A few minutes past midnight, and the police haven't shown. Some of the group is moving onto the memorial at the apple store
Protesters back outside the justice center chanting "wake the f..ck up." just realized that the building is even more boarded up somehow; all the doors and corridors are just sheets of plywood now
The park "closes" in 15 minutes. Unsure if Portland Police will try to evacuate the protesters. Portlandprotest blacklivesmatter PDXprotests pdx oregon blm acab justicecenter sacredfence portland
This car accelerated at protesters right before the video starts. Someone threw a glass or something at the window and then the driver and passenger got out, saying something about a kid being in the car. They eventually sped off
Outside the police bureau (other side of the Justice Center). Crowd has blocked 2nd between Main and Madison
Folks in the back (on 2nd Ave) are standing in the street. Unlike last night, PPB doesn't seem to care
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