Monday night Portland protest: Police arrest 10, cite 6
UPDATE: Police say 10 adults were arrested and six were cited during a protest that began on Monday, June 1 in downtown Portland.
• Nico Beckerman, 31, on charges of Elude, Reckless Driving, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Escape II, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
• Nicholas Barlow, 27, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Resist Arrest
• Alex Wilson, 26, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer
• Trenton Peterson, 35, on charges of interfering with a Peace Officer
• Tommy Pak, 22, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer
• David Warren, 35, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer
• Yasenia Garcia-Esparza, 19, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer
• Aaron Talley, 19, on charges of, Interfering with a Peace Officer
• Andrew Morris, 35, on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Interfering with a Peace Officer
• Assarrah Butler, 23, on charges of Riot, Reckless Driving, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Injury), Criminal Mischief I, Attempt Elude by Vehicle, and Reckless endangerment
The below listed persons were arrested, cited, and released:
• Kathleen Dixson-Schmidt, 27, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Curfew Violation
• Chasen Sincavage, 25, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Curfew Violation
• Andrew Ward, 25, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer
• Calvin Jordan, 18, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Curfew Violation
• Maria Mendoza, 23, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer
• Dane Hanse, 36, on charges of Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Curfew Violation
Read a previous update below:
A small group of protesters faced off with Portland police just after midnight on Tuesday, June 2 — after the vast majority of the crowd marched off into the sunset.
Thousands gathered at Revolution Hall at 6 p.m. before marching across the Willamette River on the Burnside Bridge, where they eventually congregated at Pioneer Courthouse Square for hours of speeches and demonstration.
Organizers eventually led the column back onto the east side as the rally entered its fifth hour; that's when a smaller group of black-clad anti-fascists known as antifa approached police roadblocks.
"It appears that most people from the group downtown have dispersed. Officers made some arrests after glass bottles and rocks were thrown at them," police said around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2. "We hope the night can now end peacefully."
Black Lives matter PDX. Justice for Quanice Hayes.— Cozcacuahutli Itzpapalotl (@KohzKah) June 2, 2020
Justice for Big Floyd. pic.twitter.com/LCHnP4PXRs
Another rally is planned for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, once again at Pioneer Square. Several of the city's most prominent antifa Twitter accounts have vowed further action.
Tonight our movement suffered from a form of police repression that is more subtle, yet more dangerous. The cops knew there were too man y of us to attack, so instead they hired infiltrators to take over the protest, and pacify it. This is extremely dangerous...— PNW Youth Liberation Front (@PNWYLF) June 2, 2020
Read our previous reporting below:
Portland braced for the fourth straight night of protests on Monday, June 1.
Portland Police Bureau announced the closure of a four-by-four square of city blocks — from Southwest 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue, and from Southwest Taylor Street to Jefferson Street — around 3:20 p.m.
Police said the emergency closure would halt all vehicle and pedestrian traffic into the area containing the Multnomah County Justice Center and federal courthouse.
"The closure of this area is due to ongoing public safety concerns and ongoing criminal acts," police said. "Violations of this order may result in arrest."
Police asked protesters to gather at Waterfront Park instead.
Demonstrations were planned in the Buckman neighborhood near Revolution Hall and at Northeast 57th Avenue at Sandy Boulevard during the day.
TriMet said it was routing buses and trains out of a 16-block area in downtown at 4 p.m.
Mayor Ted Wheeler has extended the 8 p.m. city-wide curfew to continue to be in effect on Monday, and Gov. Kate Brown announced that around 50 unarmed National Guard troops would be deployed to protect facilities.
Here are some tweets from Monday's protests:
Peaceful protest in Portland, social distancing across five corners under George Washignton statue. pic.twitter.com/JlmN6RH2eB— Virginia Gewin (@VirginiaGewin) June 1, 2020
@PortlandPolice brought the food and water from the park across from the justice center to the protesters @ the water front. @KOINNews #GeorgeFloyd #protest #portland #GeorgeFloydProtests pic.twitter.com/mKII4ribwC— Robby Sherman (@BobbyShootsNews) June 1, 2020
Young people at one of the #PortlandProtests call for police accountability, racial unity, and nonviolence. These are not thugs. They are brave Americans. Just now at Waterfront Park. pic.twitter.com/F94oaPtg09— Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie (@RevChuckCurrie) June 1, 2020
Okay, probably closer to 2k folks here now. No sign of police. pic.twitter.com/r8twPbvr2O— Alex Zielinski (@alex_zee) June 2, 2020
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