May Day demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

An “Abolish ICE” rally outside an ICE facility
Demonstrators are advocating for the abolition of ICE, they argue that it is an institution built to uphold white supremacy
The ICE facility and the K-8 school next door.

Tear gas canisters have frequently been found inside the school play yard

Story here:…
“This is a chance to connect with each other, to hear each other’s stories, and to bring this bullshit system down”
A speaker talks about Palestinian liberation “we are the intersection of displacement, refugee-ism, and migrant workers”
Chant: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”

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2 May
A group of about 70 Anarchist protestors are marching through downtown Portland breaking windows of businesses.

Portland police have declared a riot.
A security guard with a paintball gun has a brief exchange with protestors. The crowd moves on from him.
Portland police are dispersing protestors and making arrests
Read 5 tweets
1 May
2A rally in Salem, Oregon.
Proud boys are providing security
There are about 150 people here, 50 of them proud boys flying the colors: some have fred Perry’s, some have tactical gear, some have proud boy bandannas covering their face.
There are no counter Demonstrators, proud boys are roaming the park, many of them armed, but there is no tension.
Read 9 tweets
17 Apr
Police are pushing remaining protestors out to the area
Police are holding an intersection
Protestors started a dumpster fire
Read 21 tweets
17 Apr
Abolition protestors, advocating for a society without police or prisons, held a “direct action” in downtown Portland.

They smashed windows of businesses and banks

They believe prisons and police are tools of oppression to uphold capitalism and white supremacy, not justice
Police make a surprise arrest, an officer pretends to talk to the riot van and grabs a man standing in the street
Portland police are holding the intersection near justice center
Read 9 tweets
17 Apr
A vigil for Adam Toledo in downtown Portland.

Demetria Hester and other Black Femmes are leading this event
There’s about 100 people listening to speeches on how to help Black people and dismantle white supremacy A photo of a crowd gathered listening to Demetria Hester on
Demetria Hester tries to motivate a crowd to fight for Black Lives
Read 13 tweets
16 Apr
Portland Police shot a man in Lents Park just after 9:30am

This is a developing story:…
About 70 protestors are outside the caution tape

chanting to police “every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground”
Portland police announce that everyone must leave the area to the south, or force will be used, including impact munitions
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