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Vandalism, no arrests, as protests continue in Portland

Portland coffee shop vandalism
Portland Police bureau
Damage to a coffee shop in downtown Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vandalism but no arrests occurred during a demonstration involving about 200 people late Saturday and early Sunday in downtown Portland, police said.

A march began around 9 p.m. Saturday. KOIN-TV reports some in the group sprayed graffiti and smashed windows at a bank, restaurant and coffee shop. Police reported no violence and didn’t use force or munitions.

On Friday, protests resumed after a more than week-long pause, largely due to smoky air from West Coast wildfires. Protests have occurred in Portland for more than three months since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.


March in Downtown Streets, No Arrests Made (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 09/20/20 2:50 AM

On Saturday, September 19, 2020 at about 9:00 p.m., a march of roughly 200 people began in the South Park Blocks near Southwest Jefferson Street and Southwest Park Avenue. The group marched around in the street for several hours, stopping at various locations to demonstrate and in some cases damage property and apply graffiti. Individuals in the group broke windows on businesses, including a bank in the 400 block of Southwest Harrison Street, a restaurant in the 1900 block of Southwest Broadway, and coffee shop in the 1000 block of Southwest 6th Avenue.

At around 1:30 a.m., Portland Police officers engaged the group to move them off of Southwest 2nd Avenue in front of the Justice Center to allow officers ending their shifts to drive into Central Precinct. There was no violence from the crowd, therefore no force or munitions were used by officers. After shift change, the officers disengaged.

No arrests were made. The vandalism is under investigation.

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30 Comments

    1. You can’t mention “dementia” without mentioning your dear leader and his “herd mentality”. Have some tasty “hamberders” and maybe wash it down with some “covfefe”? Don’t forget “person, woman, man, camera, tv”… because he’s so cognitively capable of completing a test made for people who’ve suffered brain damage.
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      On topic:
      Amazing how no violence occurs when the cops don’t shoot first, like usual. It only took over 100 days for them to learn.

  1. “some in the group sprayed graffiti and smashed windows at a bank, restaurant and coffee shop. Police reported no violence and didn’t use force or munitions.”
    If you don’t believe in private property, destruction of private property is not violence.

  2. And who is going to pay for the replacement of the glass? We’re now learning that insurance companies are starting to refuse claims due to “mostly” peaceful protests.

    1. I hadn’t thought about that before. Can’t say I blame the insurance companies.
      Why should they continue paying for something that Oregons government encourages
      and refuses to do anything about… As long as the worthless Governor continues
      to support this behavior, she should be held personally responsible for all of the
      damage to private property and pay for it out of her pocket.
      I think that all of the property owners who have had their property trashed by these
      dirt bags should file a lawsuit against Brown and Wheeler…

    1. Yep. Just another gathering of nice, respectful folks, except for the 99% of them
      who are worthless, lowlife dirt bags whose only mission in life is to destroy the
      property of people who haven’t done anything to them, and if they are lucky, maybe
      they will finally succeed in starting a big fire. They have certainly thrown enough
      molotov cocktails trying…

        1. Load of crap ? Sounds to me like you approve of, and support, the so called protesting
          that has been going on in Portland for over 100 days. I’d congratulate you for your dedication to the cause but in this case it’s not exactly something to be proud of…

  3. BLM sign sheeple should have their heads hanging in shame. These “Protesters” have no regard for the rights or feelings of people who have done nothing to them. They deserve prison at best.

  4. How do they expect people to listen to the racial justice message with only a little bit of chaos.
    The PEOPLE need to be in the streets in much greater numbers… out of your houses and into the streets……Silence is Violence

    1. sounds like barney is letting you promote violence to me. destroying private and gov. property is violence, throwing stuff at cops is violence, shooting people because you dont like their political ideology is violence. asking more people to do so is encouraging more violence. you’re using that saying backwards, all the so called peaceful protestors that allow these violent actions to happen during the protest are just as guilty as the ones who carry out the acts- silence=violence

      1. Dictionary
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        noun: irony

        the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect

        1. i just called it like i read it. i’m a third party in the middle who’s really got no skin in the game on the left and right fight. some party blind lefty could see it as a call to arms to create more chaos. i’m not even going to try to figure out where someone named gaslight is really coming from. i would have called it if he’d said the same thing about getting more right wing to action

  5. That’s because the left has dropped the pretense of so called racial justice. It’s now stripped down to public threats..side with us and our guys or else. A lame Donald Duck will not be a patient duck with the apocalypse zombies.

  6. a week long pause because of smoke, they been going at it every night with tear gas and plastic smoke but wood smoke shut em down? or is it they just couldnt get any film/news crews to cover it, so it just aint worth it unless they can be noticed

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