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Hi there, it's 8:30 and I'm at Arbor Lodge park with maybe 50 people, preparing for tonight's action

Small numbers. I don't like it. Let's see what happens

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #BlackLivesMatter #PortlandProtests #pdxprotest
An activist leads the crowd in a chant of "Black Lives Matter." Things are probably about to get underway

The crowd is still worryingly small
An activist encourages the crowd. Says we're changing the timeline, that we can't give up

She reminds us that the travesty of the Grand Jury decision yesterday in Louisville occurred on the 65th anniversary of Emmett Till's death

This is an old fight
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#PORTLAND: police just bull rushed through downtown to make mass arrests. Tear gas deployed too. #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests
After standing off with protesters on 3rd and Main in #Portland, police jumped on a van and drove away as some protesters threw water bottles at them. #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests
#PORTLAND: someone just threw a Molotov at Portland Police as officers moved in and declared the event an riot. #PortlandProtests #pdxprotest
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Hi there, coming at you from the Anarchist Jurisdiction of Portland: specifically, Laurelhurst Park, where perhaps 100 protesters have gathered in preparation for tonight's activities

Let's see what happens

#PortlandProtests #BlackLivesMatter #PortlandRiots #pdxprotest
@ShieldPDX has clearly been working overtime: just a ton of shields on offer tonight! The NLG and medics tent hands out ear plugs and hand sanitizer; Good Trouble distributes snacks
"Move at 8" has been a lie each and every time, and also tonight. My money's on 9:00, as in the days of yore

More people trickling in. It's a small group tonight
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At Waterfront Park in Portland Oregon, where there is a protest march planned to happen soon. It’s Tuesday 9/08. #blacklivesmatter   #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
As the march begins, Bella Ciao plays, as has become tradition in Portland. #blacklivesmatter   #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
Officers out in front of the Transit Police Office in downtown Portland. #blacklivesmatter   #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
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Many police munitions and stun grenades thrown after the flames engulfed part of the street. Officers briefly pause to put on gas masks. #blacklivesmatter  #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
Teargas, stun grenades, and fireworks in Portland on night 100. #blacklivesmatter  #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
Riot line pushes east amid a street full of teargas. #blacklivesmatter  #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
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100th night of protests in Portland.

Before the crowd could even start marching, Police on the LRAD has said that the crowd will not be permitted to march to the east precinct. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
The crowd of many hundreds meets the police line in Stark Street.
Massive flames in between the police line and protesters. Probably a Molotov cocktail. Riot immediately declared. #blacklivesmatter  #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
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Police fire flashbangs, smoke grenades, and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters, wounding protesters during the dispersal rush.

#PortlandProtests #portlandprotest #pdxprotest
And another charge, several more arrests.
Police run into crowd for targeted arrest, swinging batons while they shout "stop resisting". Hot tip, guys, everyone knows that's code for "now we're engaging in brutality" in #2020
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Made it to the North Precinct in Portland. There are about 100 protesters gathered outside. Police are stationed by their parking lot. #blacklivesmatter     #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
Here’s a look at the cops stationed outside the precinct at the moment. #blacklivesmatter     #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
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Good evening Portlanders! I originally made this account more anonymous for the sake of keeping my personal opinions and feelings from affecting the objectivity of my reporting. After much thought, I have decided to use my name instead.
I assure everyone that this will not change the content or style of my reporting. I will continue to strive for excellence in reporting the stories & people in the city that I love. Truth in journalism is now more important than ever, in these changing times.
Placing my name will likely bring more hazards in my work, but I would like to be able to personally stand behind the facts I report. Stay tuned Portland. More news to come. #PortlandProtests #pdxprotest #BlackLivesMatter
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Hi there, coming at you from Laurelhurst park where maybe 150 protesters are getting ready to march

Oh boy. Let's see what happens

#PortlandProtests #PortlandRiots #pdxprotest #BlackLivesMatter #PoliceReform #Police #DefendPDX
Like the Kaiser Chiefs in the early 2000s, I predict a riot

I predict this no matter what the protest does. National attention is on us. The police have a chance to really drive home that "violent anarchist" narrative tonight, and I expect them to lean into it hard
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Hello, I am crossing the Road Island bridge and looking behind to see an absolute wall of Trump-flag-flying trucks jamming McLoughlin from before Ross Island to Morrison

Massive numbers, heading downtown

New thread
I have just arrived at the Justice Center, where some protesters have gathered. Gonna keep things pretty vague because, you know, things seem very much in flux

This is probably going to be a very slow tweet thread and then, suddenly, a very busy one
We're at the Morrison Bridge and it's safe to say we've found the convoy
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A few hundred protesters just arrived at the Portland Police union building. It’s now day 95 of continuous of protests in Portland. #blacklivesmatter  #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
Already got spray paint on the plywood covering the PPA building. #blacklivesmatter  #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
Got dumpster fires in the small section of street in front of the PPA. Something in one of the dumpsters started exploding. Seemed like whatever it was, was already in the dumpster. #blacklivesmatter  #protest #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #portlandpolice
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Folks have locked themselves in the lobby of Mayor Ted Wheeler’s apartment. Saying they won’t leave till the mayor comes and listens to their demands. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest ImageImageImageImage
Protesters dancing in the street in front of the Portland mayor’s apartment. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest
A resident in the apartment complex has put a Black Lives Matter banner on their porch looking over the crowd. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #PortlandProtest #pdxprotest Image
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Auch den 2. Tag in Folge nach den Schüssen auf #JacobBlake in #Kenosha / #Wisconsin gibt es wieder starke Ausschreitungen, Plünderungen, Brände mehrere Gebäude und Fahrzeuge.
#KenoshaUprising #KenoshaProtests #KenoshaShooting #USAProtest #BlackLivesMatter

In #Kenosha / #Wisconsin herrscht totales Chaos, mehrere Gebäude brennen, Plünderungen finden statt. Die Bilder erinnern an die Ausschreitungen in #Minneapolis.
#KenoshaUprising #KenoshaProtests #KenoshaShooting #USAProtest #BlackLivesMatter  #JacobBlake

Es wird berichtet das Feuerwehr und Polizei aus anderen Städten nach #Kenosha / #Wisconsin beordert wurden um die Lage in der Stadt unter Kontrolle zubekommen.
#KenoshaUprising #KenoshaProtests #KenoshaShooting #USAProtest #BlackLivesMatter  #JakobBlake

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At Woodlawn Park, where there is a direct action march planned to happen soon. Around 200 people in the park currently. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PortlandStrong #PortlandPolice #pdxprotest
The march in NE Portland has begun. #blacklivesmatter     #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PortlandStrong #PortlandPolice #pdxprotest
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Here at Woodlawn Park in scenic Northeast Portland, where a bunch of folks in black have gathered in socially distanced small groups. This is the twelfth week of BLM #PDXprotest. It is officially dark at 9. Joe Strummer is on the stereo. Image
The call was for 8pm assembly. At the moment, about 150 folks here, with more arriving. In week 12, protests against racist policing are operating on the same timing rules as a house show. @/herbsforactivists (on insta) is here with salve and tea! Image
@PolitiQuill is also here tabling. They’re helping folks send postcards to convey their feelings on law enforcement in Multnomah County and Oregon State. ImageImageImageImage
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Fun fact: a week ago, someone biked up to the Justice Center and tossed two weeks worth of cat litter alllll over the gate for the garage. Next morning, a hazard team had to come and clean the whole ass garage entrance. Bet that was expensive. #pdxprotest
If yall see a cool, individual direct action... DM me with an unidentifiable story and I'll be spread the word!
Dog shit, terrarium/cage bedding... I notice a lot of hypothetical, renewable decorations for your neighborhood precinct
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At the protest in SW Portland, meeting at Elizabeth Caruthers Park. The target is most likely the ICE building. It’s Wednesday Aug 19th. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PortlandStrong #ICE #DHS #pdxprotest ImageImageImage
When I first arrived, I drove by ICE and there were 30-50 DHS officers out front. I checked on the building again at 8:50 and the officers weren’t visible. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PortlandStrong #ICE #DHS #pdxprotest Image
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Hi there, coming at you from Elizabeth Caruthers park in SW Portland, where a socially-distanced crowd has gathered in preparation for tonight's protest. Let's see what happens!

#PortlandProtest #pdxprotest #PoliceViolence #PoliceBrutality #ACAB #BlackLivesMatter #Police
As I walk up, a protester named Firefly makes an argument for direct action

They cite past success of direct action, from the riots after MLK's death to the American revolution

They state that peaceful protests are obedience to the very system they're trying to diamantle
Looks like the original question was why there aren't more black people at these protests

A protester of color says that black voices get lost at these events. That people with other agendas sometimes take over

He says that fear is another reason. Getting arrested, losing jobs
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At Colonel Summers Park in SE Portland on Tuesday Aug 18th. A march is about to begin. #blacklivesmatter  #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PortlandStrong #PortlandPolice #pdxprotest ImageImageImage
I’m almost 85 days of protesting, there’s never been a main evening march in this area. #blacklivesmatter  #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PortlandStrong #PortlandPolice #pdxprotest
People chant “Defund PPB how much? 50% at least! Where does that money go? Back to the community!” #blacklivesmatter  #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PortlandStrong #PortlandPolice #pdxprotest
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Sunday Aug 16th, I’m in downtown Portland at the Justice Center covering the protests here tonight. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PortlandStrong #PortlandPolice #pdxprotest Image
Little over 100 people in the vicinity around the courthouse, smaller than usual, but the night is still relatively young. #blacklivesmatter #protest #pdx #Portland #Oregon #BLM #acab #PortlandProtests #PortlandStrong #PortlandPolice #pdxprotest
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Oh boy, I'm paying a price for my chronic lateness. Coming at you as I sprint towards Interstate and Ainsworth, where riot cops have decided to intercept tonight's march
Just talked to @PDocumentarians. Apparently the police did not declare an unlawful assembly or say much of anything. They simply blocked the road and said the march was blocking the road

The march has turned around and is now going Elsewhere
Big crowd tonight. A strong shield wall. Tons of other journos out tonight! Fellow @defendpdx journos @R3volutionDaddy and @bogwitchenergy are here, along with:
@hungrybowtie
@JFlorencePDX
@666hotdogs666 @PhrenologyPhun @Cascadianphotog
@PDocumentarians
@nogumbofornazis
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We’re up in North Portland where a group of several hundred protestors is facing a police line on N Ainsworth St. Follow along for live updates! #portland #salem #salemoregon #PortlandProtest #portlandoregon #oregon #portlandprotests #oregon #pdx #pdxprotest
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Protestors began to march in this direction from Peninsula Park around 9:20. They marched while chanting “Say his/her name” and responding with the names of victims of police brutality. #portland #salem #salemoregon #PortlandProtest #portlandoregon #oregon #portlandprotests #pdx
Police are making announcements over the LRAD telling protestors to get out of the street. Protestors are chanting “Take it to the streets, fuck the police, no justice, no peace.” #portland #salem #salemoregon #PortlandProtest #portlandoregon #oregon #portlandprotests #oregon Image
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It is with the strangest sense of deja vu that I come at you live from the Justice Center. Let's see what tonight's protests bring

#PortlandProtest #portlandstrong #protests2020 #BlackLivesMatter #MU4BLM #pdxprotest #Police #ACAB
We passed a formation of 6 police on motorcycles on the way out here. Safe to say they're on alert

Marcus Evans is urging a somewhat anemic crowd to attend city council meetings and agitate the government for change
Activists have set up a good speaker system in the steps of the JC. She reminds us that the fight is not over. That Breonna Taylor's killers have not faced justice. That many of the cops who watched George Floyd's murder remain free

That mass incarceration still exists
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