4 December 2021
Demonstration on 4th Ave S at S Washington St, blocking NB on 4th Ave S to S Jackson St. 5th Ave NB & SB is back open. Use other routes on 4th Ave
NYPD had paid informant embedded in George Floyd protests
PPB clear out of N Denver AVE after concluding their investigation of a shooting approximately 15 minutes prior. A flashbang grenade is deployed near two ACLU representatives and @DonovanFarley
Other journalists are scrambling to find details. This witness recounts his recollection of the shooting.
Portland Police riot officers have arrived on scene. They have attempted to interview witnesses, and ask journalists & legal observers for footage of the shooting.
Four gunshots were just fired at protesters. This video shows running towards the area.
As the riot policemen drive off they throw a smoke bomb into the street.
Most smoke has cleared and the police have drove off.
Shots have just been fired on the corner of Lombard & Denver. The crowd runs for cover. As of no one is hurt.
Officers are leaving the area of North Lombard Street and North Campbell Avenue. Do not throw projectiles at officers as they leave the area.
Officers have concluded gathering evidence and are departing the area
Portland police retreat under the cover of smoke
Gun shots fired, unclear who shot them. Three shots. Crowd is dispersing
No one is hurt, the shooting was three shots. This is NOT an active shooting event. The gun fire is over
recovered from the truck attack. The police came to defend the PPA building which was not under attack. After a few minutes policemen pulled a ninja vanish
The officers push all the way to Denver Ave. Portland, Oregon
Teargas kicked back at the police, officers move up west towards Denver Ave
Pushing people to Lombard and Denver. Also, that may not have been tear gas because none of the officers see are wearing gas masks
Police held the perimeter at the intersection for about 5 minutes before withdrawing one block away.
Portland Police has just pushed protesters to the corner of Lombard & Denver. A volley of smoke and impact munitions has been fired.
Portland police have used tear gas, unlawful assembly declared
Portland police make announcement that they are aware of temporary restraining order regarding Press and legal observers
Police have dispersed protestors, tear gas has been used
Officers have arrived and teargas has been shot. Portland, Oregon
The driver has been found. The bike is still under his truck and he appears to have fled to his home on Mobile Av, a couple blocks South of Lombard where the police have already descended
More vans and dumpsters being used as baracades in hopes of preventing further veichular attacks
A truck just crashed into a motorcycle and gunned it through the protests at PPA
After the pickup incident, some people put more fences, the charred dumpster, and vehicles in the street
No injuries. A motorcyclist blocked the truck with their bike and bought the crowd a few seconds to get clear. The vehicles have moved into better defensive positions. The LRAD has left, and no police have moved to assist. Folks are a bit nervous about loud mufflers just now
This person just drove through the crowd. No one hit them but a clear attempt
The journalist @DonovanFarley got some video. It appears no is physically injured. guy drives through the barricade, almost kills a guy on a bike who tries to a top him and speed all the way through the crowd to the fence on the other side.
This pickup just sped through the protest in front of the Portland police union building. Just floored it, as people jumped away. Sparks flying. No one hurt
3 security guards got pressed because we were taking dumpsters to block off the intersection at carl anderson, they came running with mace and tasers..things escalated and a couple folks got maced..then the policemen pulled up
Another round of warnings from the LRAD. PPB claims people are trying to break into and climb on top of the Portland Police Association building
The LRAD did the announcement again for the first time in about half an hour.
Heard multiple warnings from Portland Police.
This semi-truck couldn't turn around when it hit the demonstrators' roadblock at Lombard and Concord. So they cleared the street enough for it to drive through
Current scene at the PPA building. a tiny bit of spray paint, but no one trying to break in.
While DJ LRAD accuses people of wanting to set the PPA on fire, a dance party breaks out near the fence that's been erected across Lombard to protect the protesters. Meek Mill's "Other Side of America" sets the mood
Portland Police have warned the crowd a couple times to leave the area. The LRAD is making the announcement from about a block away from where demonstrators have used a fence and vans to block Lombard at the intersection with Denver
Moved to the other side. There's a chain link fence up on Lombard and Denver. protesters put that up anticipating police coming from this direction
Portland police LRAD warning "Stop trying to break in or vandalise the Portland police association building, or you are subject to force"
The LRAD has appeared and told people to "stop trying to break in or vandalized the Portland Police Association building."
Same LRAD DJ using a different voice for the "nice" announcement
First warning of the night from PPB. Police telling people in the crowd to stop trying to break into the Portland Police Association building.
At the police union building on N. Lombard where there are a couple hundred protesters. There's a dumpster on fire in the street. Then there was a fire started at the edge of the building but other people in the crowd yelled for it to be put out
This is the message projected on the PPA building. "Defund the police invest in community."
The scene in North Portland. A few hundred people near the @PortlandPolice Association building.
Portland Police have just given their first warning of the night. Crowds are warned against attempting to break into the PPA building. The LRAD also just told peaceful protesters to leave the area.
Crowd made it to the Portland Police Association Building. People have started a dumpster fire in the middle of N Lombard St.
a flaming dumpster Portland, Oregon
A fire has started Portland, Oregon
A barricade has been set alight in front of the Portland Police Association building. Several hundred protesters gather on the streets.
PPB is here on loudspeaker saying people are trying to break into and damage the police association building. "Stop trying to break in or vandalize the Portland Police Association now"
A white peace policer draped in an American flag was ejected from the protest after a long episode around the PPA door. The demands seem fairly clear
And a dumpster fire Portland, Oregon
Hundreds of People have marched to the Portland Police Association (union) in North Portland
The crowd has just arrived at the Portland Police Association building. There is no visible police presence at this time. A protester yells: "Someone buy all the doubts."
A view of the crowd passing Rosa Parks and Denver. Bikes and motorcycles are leading the way and blocking streets. Cars are bringing up the rear
Some people put flaming cardboard up against the building. Then the person in the flag cape started putting it out. Some people yelled that they were a cop
Arrived at the Portland Police Bureau's union HQ. For those following from out of town, yes, the @PortlandPolice put their union across the street from a donut shop
Just touched down at the PPA
Small baracade a little bit west of the PPA building on Denver and Lombard.
Some activists set a fire up right at the wall of the building. A woman draped in an American flag, who marched all the way with this group, steps in to kick the fire away
Portland Police riot officers just pushed out of the Penumbra Kelly building to clear the debris from the road. The crowd is extremely small.
Here's a video from tonight's police riot outside of the MCSO. in this video i am chased by a cop who is clearly out for blood. with his hand on his mace the entire time, he shouts "YOU'RE NOT MOVING FAST ENOUGH." and "put your fucking camera down." Portland
Many of the Portland Police officers have just withdrawn into the Penumbra Kelly building parking lot. The crowd on grown has shrunk, and has remained peaceful.
The tables have moved down to 47th and E burnside. There was a report in the crowd of police gathering at 47th and SE stark, so that might be why. A banner has also been hung across from the precinct
the motive from the protesters to not get beaten by batons, but for the goodwill of the street hope they are eventually returned unharmed
A barricade has been built in front of the Penumbra Kelly Building. Much of the crowd has returned and are chanting at the officers in the building
Homeland Security helicopter overhead Portland Protests
Overly dramatic exit complete with smoke
The policemen rushed people BEFORE declaring an unlawful assembly outside of the east precinct in Portland just
This means the police maced and destroyed the property of multiple people without even the suggestion that there was a crime being committed. This included a targeted attack on a megaphone which was asking the crowd to "walk, don't run"
A person shoved down and just walked over in Portland, Oregon
Police tossed some smoke (not tear gas) and retreated back to the Penumbra Kelly building. Crowd significantly smaller, but the picnic table crowd has moved their roadblock up here now
The police push continues. Several people have been pushed as the riot line advances.
Police more of the push in Portland, Oregon
Portland Police has just pushed protesters East. They executed several short bullrushes.
Some pallets ended up in the street. The crowd behind the pallets yelled at some guy for taking photos of them. The common reason given when ordering people not to film certain things is, "This sh** gets people killed."
Moments ago police rushed the crowd. 52nd and Burnside. Unlawful assembly declared
This guy was very talkative until the camera came out. he said he was hsppy to be here.. not happy enough to show me his badge number guess Portland
More state police came in and formed essentially a barrier between protesters and whatever the troopers are doing that initially drew the attention of the crowd
Police presence on both sides of the river now.
The strong on the flagpole was undone so police run over, take down the flag and demonstrate and absolute lack of understanding of how to fold the flag. Protesters offer to get some scouts to help
officers talking with a young man near 4th/ Salmon. Protesters were chanting "read his rights." Then we saw officers in riot gear come out when people surrounded officers.
Portland Police officers have just unceremoniously lowered & removed the American flag from the flagpole. The crowd is cheering.
Portland Police are arresting a minor downtown. The policemen just brought in reinforcements in riot gear to disperse the crowd that had formed to support the Black youth in custody
Fourth and Salmon where protesters are surrounding state police saying "Read his rights". not sure what exactly happened here
At East Burnside and 47th where a crowd of protesters has gathered outside the Penumbra Kelly Building.a building used by Portland Poluce and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Speakers at the Justice Center wrapped up for the night. Some are going home, others are heading to the Federal Courthouse.
Not very many officers out here. And they are not in riot gear. Some in crowd are chanting and shining flashlights at officers
This reporter is glad that didn't draw the "stand in a bush" short straw
Standoff. The police are wearing their name tags tonight. Anyone brave enough to bring their equipment, you know what to do
Meanwhile on the eastside, around 200 people are standing in Burnside Street in front of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Officers are outside
At the downtown protest by the Justice Center and the Mark O. Hatfield courthouse, each building has its own following
Did not see people throwing things but this kid offering the police chips
Another small group of protesters heckles another line of officers at the east side of the precinct. Currently clear roads from the east as well. Chanting "Black Lives Matter."
Anti-Trump rally marching from Columbus Circle to Trump Tower. They're now heading to Times Square4 year ago
Anti-Trump rally marching from Columbus Circle to Trump Tower. They're now heading to Times Square
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