Portland, Oregon has an extended history of street activism and has seen many notable protests. History. Portland's first organized demonstration was held in 1857. Notable recent demonstrations include: Hands Across Hawthorne (2011) Occupy Portland (2011) 2016 riots; Women's March (2017) March for Science (2017) Trump Free Speech Rally (2017)
The protests were initially precipitated by the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by police in Minneapolis. The New York Times reported that demonstrators in Portland, including some who identify as Antifa, the loose coalition of self-described anti-fascist activists, have had years of conflict with law enforcement.
- Damage and aftermath
On November 10, 2016, three days of protests in Portland, Oregon, turned into a riot, when a group of anarchists broke off from a larger group of peaceful protesters who were opposed to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.
A number of businesses were damaged, and 26–29 people were arrested during the first day of the incident. Police used rubber bullets, pepper spray and flash bang devices to disperse the protesters who became violent. During the riot, glass bottles and trash cans were thrown at police. Rioters used rocks and baseball bats to cause much of the damage. A dumpster was also lit on fire. Members of the protest who opposed the violence intervened when a man tried to destroy a piece of electrical ...
Numerous businesses were damaged during the rioting. Windows of a Chase Bank, a Starbucks, and many other privately owned shops were smashed. Twelve vehicles at a Toyota dealership, across the Willamette River, had windows smashed out, and had roofs caved in. Anti-Trump graffiti was spray painted on buildings downtown. By the fourth day of the riots, Portland police chief Mike Marshman estimated that damages exceeded $1 million. In addition, the cost to the City of Portland exceeded $500,000 in
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said that while he supports the right of citizens to peacefully protest, he condemned the violence and warned protesters to stay out of traffic.
- Occupation of Lownsdale and Chapman squares
- Post-eviction activities
- Friends of Occupy Portland
Occupy Portland was a collaboration that began on October 6, 2011 in downtown Portland, Oregon as a protest and demonstration against economic inequality worldwide. It is inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York City on September 17, 2011. The movement's initial October 6 March drew an estimated 10,000 to Pioneer Courthouse Square. The protesters later set up an encampment in the Plaza Blocks Park near Portland City Hall. The Plaza Blocks include Lownsdale Square on the
Occupy Portland was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, which in turn was inspired by the Arab Spring and popularized by the anti-commercial activist magazine Adbusters and the group of activist hackers Anonymous.
Occupy Portland organizers began work on the rally two weeks prior. Before the march began, rally leaders gathered to share contact information for legal assistance should any arrests be made. Leaders wore arm bands designating roles such as medic, peacekeeper, etc. City official
According to the organizers, the protest is based on frustration with "corporate greed and a lack of government accountability." Demonstrators met at Tom McCall Waterfront Park near the Burnside Bridge at noon and began marching along Yamhill Street to Pioneer Courthouse Square s
Members of Portland's chapter of Veterans for Peace as well as members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Laborers' International Union of North America, and other local labor organizations participated in the
On December 12, Occupy Portland led a picket of the Port of Portland that was part of a broader action by the Occupy movement to disrupt commercial ports on the West Coast of the United States. The picket successfully shut down Terminals 5 and 6 and prevented 200 longshoremen fro
Occupy Portland splinter group Portland Action Lab organized a protest in downtown Portland on February 29, 2012 to protest the activities of the American Legislative Exchange Council. A wave of vandalism inspired by the action hit businesses in Northeast and Southeast Portland t
On December 1, 2011, a small group of evicted activists from Occupy Portland encampment set up a table on the plaza of the Portland City Hall and lit a candle, and called it 24/7 Prayer Vigil to Lift the Camping Ban, to draw attention to the city's anti-camping ordinances that we
On April 19, 2012, Friends of Occupy Portland was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of Oregon, with "the purposes to raise and provide funds to promote the common good and general welfare of the community, educate the general public on current public-interest issues and encourage increased civic engagement, advocate viewpoints on controversial subjects, and to take direct action on these subjects when such activity is beneficial to the community's public interest" according t
"Portland protest turns violent, brutal assault caught on video" Portland protest turns violent, brutal assault caught on video; Manhunt for Portland attack suspect enters day 2 as security company denounces any association; Google news search--TMCk 11:48, 19 August 2020 (UTC) uploaded videos from 7/22. wow, it's been a month.
On June 1, 2020, amid the George Floyd protests in Washington, D.C., security forces deployed tear gas and other riot control tactics to forcefully clear Lafayette Square and surrounding streets of peaceful protesters to create a path for President Trump and senior administration officials to walk from the White House to St. John's Episcopal Church for a photo op. Just before visiting the ...
Protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota where George Floyd was killed and the unrest began, police and National Guard at a protest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, demonstrators and firefighters on a torched street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, protest near the Justice Center in Portland, Oregon, police and National Guard in front of the White House in ...
Jul 28, 2020 · The nightly protests in Portland, which began in late May as a response to the police killing of George Floyd, have become the backdrop for a conflict between federal officials and local leaders. Mr.
Jun 02, 2020 · A mysterious group that has emerged at the heart of recent protests in Portland might not be an organization, as much as a platform.. Social media accounts run by the Pacific Northwest Youth ...