19 September 2021
DHS chief Chad Wolf says more than 240 law enforcement officers have been injured while guarding federal courthouse in Portland
The feds are withdrawing from Portland
Federal forces in Portland will be replaced with a "robust presence" of @ORStatePolice, according to @DHS_Wolf
Trump on Portland: "We're not leaving until they secure their city . if they don't secure their city soon, we have no choice - we're gonna have to go in and clean it out."
Shooting Investigation Underway in Parkrose Neighborhood, One Person Injured. officers responded to the 10700 block of Northeast Prescott Street
A lot of smoke and gas in the streets and park. The Feds head inside the courtyard.
Stun grenades and tear gas engulf a block of Salmon Street.
Officers pull back again and deploy some teargas that gets quickly kicked right back at them.
Teargas on 5th and Salmon in Portland. Two blocks from federal property.
Fire at Downtown Portland
As the Feds advance west they shoot a massive amount of impact munitions.
Protestor has hard time hitting tear gas canister back
A firework lands next to some press and the Feds decide to advance west towards the crowd
Someone tosses a firework and it lands directly in front of my feet. The feds advance shooting on the crowd
Stabbing Investigation Underway in Montavilla Neighborhood in the 100 block of Northeast 92nd Place
Officers outnumber the protests at this point. Portland, Oregon
Federal officers from multiple agencies pushed protesters away from the park. The crowd is in a stand off with police on the intersection of 4th & Salmon.
Some folks try to engage with the feds, who are more talkative tonight than usual. Note the fully automatic AR-pattern rifles, complete with suppressors
Some people in the crowd kept chucking things at federal officers
The feds begin to clear the park
An enormous amount of tear gas has just been deployed from the federal courthouse steps
Just a regular Wednesday morning in Portland. teargas
Teargas being shot into the streets and city park. Portland, Oregon
Shooting pepper balls and tear gas deep into the park Portland
More pepper bullet and the first tear gas of the night
Federal officers just fired a small volley of Pepperball munitions and Teargas in response to fireworks thrown. More warnings have been made on the loud speaker.
A barrage of pepper balls is fired into the shield wall. People toss fireworks back. The Fed LRAD warns folks that if they keep lighting fires, they will be shot at a bunch
Lots of fireworks going over the fence
Feds just shot a barrage of pepper bullets at the crowd
An impressive ember burns at the Elk's mound. Arguing protester from earlier is arguing with reporters.
Video of the bonfire on the site of the late elk statue. documenting so y'all can see it is small and controlled and not the out of control blaze that A*** N** and his ilk will try to make it out to be later.
A bonfire currently where the elk fountain used to be. An argument ensued after about the legitimacy of the action.
Looks like a big fire over where the elk used to be. Smaller fire inside fence
The feds have put down a concrete vehicle barrier on both sides of the fence now. Press are standing on it to get better crowd shots
Back in downtown Portland reporting in front of the Courthouse/Justice Center
Some people were banging on the fence, prompting a fourth warning from federal officers. Then someone ran up to the courthouse doors and then back out over the fence again
There are speakers at the Justice Center. Large crowd gathered in downtown
Most people are congregated near the Justice Center listening to speakers in the intersection. "no policemen, no KKK, no fascist USA."
First fire seen tonight. It is dying down now
In the midst of everything going on in downtown. There are a few people out here picking up trash. PortlandPortests
Feds out just standing in front of courthouse. Looks like they have red and green lights on their helmets
Same group from earlier, drumming and singing in front of the federal courthouse
Walking up to ground zero in Portland and there is a big PPB presence on 6th and salmon. three PPB cruisers and a riot truck outside of a bus
Another look at downtown Portland, Oregon
Federal officers are spraying down and cleaning the area behind the fence. Things were calm before federal officers stepped out.
"They're obviously not stormtroopers," says Attorney General Barr of federal tactical teams dispatched to Portland, Oregon
PortlandPolice on scene of possible shooting on NE 87th. Officers say they found a person shot around 10:40 Monday night. I witnessed an M.E. truck leave the scene. Residents of apt complex appear to be evacuated from homes. Stay with @KATUNews for info LiveOnK2
Federal officers pulling security on the intersection of 4th & Salmon have deployed tear gas and smoke to cover their withdrawal East
The crowd advanced shortly after Federal officers departed. They have since moved back onto Lownsdale Square Park facing the federal courthouse.
Another fire. The remaining people seem a little wary about returning to the fence. It's almost 2am
The aforementioned laser designator from rooftop spotters on the federal courthouse.
They go back in for a few minutes but come back out, again with a big cloud that the leaf blowers hold back more this time
Officers just came out again, lots of flash bangs this time. The crowd is beginning to thin, but many are still returning for another round
Officers just came out again. An unreal amount of tear gas was deployed
The street outside the courthouse was blanketed in tear gas
Feds came out again, hosed down a fire, and shot what sounded like a lot of pepper balls. People in the crowd shot fireworks at them
Protesters Are Throwing Eggs At The Courthouse
Officers Have Responded In Portland, Oregon
As people try to push on the fence, one woman tells them that they need to push it up.she's trying to recruit others to help
Feds making another announcement but someone keeps blasting a horn
More fireworks aimed at courthouse window Portland, Oregon
Fireworks and fires abound in Portland, Oregon
Federal agents shot pepper balls at protestors while putting out the fire
Feds came out and extinguished fire. Dropped a couple tear gas cannisters. they appear to have pulled back. This seemed relatively calm compared to past crowd dispersal attempts
Federal agents came out to put out the fire. Impact munitions and pepper balls were used, no tear gas
After 4 warnings, federal officers used tear gas to disperse crowds.
Police reported that one person was shot in Northeast Portland Monday night at the 700-block of NE 87th Ave
Feds put up a concrete barrier on the EXTERIOR of the fence tonight
A fire has started in Portland, Oregon
Protestors are shooting Roman candles at the Federal courthouse, trying to make it inside the "murder holes" (slits in the wall where federal can shoot tear gas and impact munitions out of)
Most protesters are standing on the newly installed concrete barricades, looking over the fence.
Third warning. Met with yelling, fence rattling, more fireworks, and a growing fire
People are putting out the fire where the Elk statue used to be. One woman asked those standing around
Several pallets have been added to the fire. hearing a 4th warning. That's three more than crowd got yesterday before feds used crowd control munitions
Fire at the Elk in Portland, Oregon
Big fire where the bronze elk used to be. American flag got dropped on top
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