The Portland Police Bureau said people gathered outside a precinct and threw bottles toward officers.
The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered threw bottles towards officers, police said.
Associated Press/Report for AmericaThe Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon's largest city and threw bottles towards officers, police said.Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations – that for weeks ended with tear gas, fireworks shot towards buildings, federal agents on the street and injuries to protesters and officers – have recently ended with chanting and conversations.
More:Portland protesters strive for peace as federal forces pull backActivists and Oregon officials urged people at Saturday night's protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents.
Groups gathered Saturday evening in various areas around downtown Portland to listen to speakers and prepare to march to the Justice Center and Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse.One of the more popular events,"Re-centering why we are here – BLM," was hosted by the NAACP. Speakers included activists as well as Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty.
Merkley and Hardesty spoke about policies they are putting forward, including to cut police funding and restrict chokeholds."The next thing we need you to do is vote like your life depends on it, because guess what, it does," Hardesty said.For the first time since
the presence of federal agents in Portland diminishedlaw enforcement and protesters noticeably clashed Saturday night.As one group of protesters gathered outside the courthouse another marched to a precinct for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau.
Police stated that protesters threw glass bottles and directed lasers at officers. Just before 10 p.m., Portland police declared an unlawful assembly and told people to disperse or they may be subject to use of force or be arrested. Police could be seen charging, multiple times, at protesters in the area.
At the courthouse, the scene was different. Around 11:30 p.m. hundreds of people remained, standing and listening to speakers.By midnight, protesters again began to march through the streets downtown.Thursday and Friday's protests also attracted more than 1,000 people – both nights were relatively peaceful. In a news release early Saturday, the Portland Police Bureau described Friday’s crowd as subdued and said there was no police interaction with protesters.
'This is not a dictatorship':Portland protesters push back harder against Trump, federal agentsAt one point during Friday's protest, a lone firework was shot at the courthouse. In the weeks past the action would be met with more fireworks or teargas canisters being dropped over the fence into the crowd. This time, protesters chastised the person who shot the firework, pleading to keep the demonstration peaceful.
The relative calm outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents had come after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces under a deal between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration.
The Backstory:What our reporters saw, heard and learned at the Portland protestsPortland had seen more than two months of often violent demonstrations following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In early July, President Donald Trump sent more federal agents to the city to protect the federal courthouse, but local officials said their presence made things worse.
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This is so wrong. Our officers need protection. these 'peaceful protestors' are destroying our cities, attacking federal agents, burning buildings, shooting people, rioting, etc. If the 'peaceful' protests would stop, the federal agents would leave. We need law and order. Really? I thought once the federal agents left everything was peaceful? Or was that just lies perpetrated by the lying ass media.
What happened to if fed are gone all this would go away. Bullshit!! Wasn’t it just yesterday that the left was crowing about how peaceful things got once the Feds left? The police should just stay at their station house and let the animals run wild as this point it’s all the city councils fault let the own the destruction
Burn, Loot and Murder... that’s BLM Nooo! Really? I can hardly believe it! NOT!! But,but,the feds are leaving! Lock up evry single 1 of those scumbags! *rioted This has to calm down. Someone has to start addressing the crowd. I thought they were protesting the presence of federal troops there. Portland Riots Aug 1, 2020 BLM & ANTIFA BURNS BIBLES in front of Federal Courthouse
Good! These are no longer legit protests on behalf of BLM; they're (looks like) mostly white people looking to destroy property 'for free'. Can't shake suspicion they're White Supremacist 'plants' installed by potus' cabal! The truth of what is happening that the press is reluctant to show. You mean rioters
What colour were the bottles? My guess is they were throwing bottles at the police peacefully. Mostly peaceful bottle throwing. The leadership in Portland is too stupid to understand that they've created a monster. Trump should send them all a copy of Frankenstein. Wait I told that these people were PEACEFUL?
Open fire!! this is tinge of what happened after the reich fell, but america doesn't want to believe that cops committed crimes to deal with protestors, but they did, so such a response only brings the fight to their doorsteps, cops shouldn't fucked up in the first place is the moral here... Trump 2020
Portland police declare unlawful assembly during protestThe Portland Police Bureau in Oregon declared an unlawful assembly during Saturday night’s protest when people gathered outside a northeast Portland precinct and threw bottles toward officers Doesn't 'with liberty and justice for all' = all lives matter? just saying . . . Was the Cliven Bundy gang, at Malheur, legal? When did it BUY it A mostly peaceful unlawful assembly of Marxists throwing projectiles and homemade IED-type “fireworks,” injuring many members of law enforcement.
Portland police declare unlawful assembly during protestActivists and Oregon officials urged people at the protest in Portland to re-center the focus on Black Lives Matter, three days after the Trump administration agreed to reduce the presence of federal agents in Oregon. THEY BROKE OUT PRESS WINDOWS-& BEAT UP PEOPLE ON VIDEO_ And they’re rioting in residential neighborhoods. Rioters. Get it right
Portland protest strives for peace as U.S. forces drawn downMore than a thousand people showed up to peacefully protest for a second night in downtown Portland, Oregon. The protest late Friday into Saturday morning comes about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents would be reduced. Spinning a left wing narrative. Our media is broken. How many showed up to not be peaceful?
Portland protesters strive for peace as federal forces pull backOver a thousand peaceful protesters gathered in downtown Portland Saturday after US forces reduced presence. RIOTERS Front line of 'FUPA'
Magic's Jonathan Isaac stands for national anthem as teammates, opponents kneelOrlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was the lone player to stand during the national anthem on Friday as his teammates and Brooklyn Nets players knelt to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Think for yourself. Freedom of speech right? Freedom to kneel.. freedom to stand. No issues here. NoAntiBlackRacism CutTheCheck
Portland prepares for federal agents to step back from protestsOregon officials are preparing to take over protecting a federal courthouse in Portland that’s been a target of violent protests. Will the liberal girl Gov. protect the Federal courthouse? Or will she side with the angry mob?