Motorist attacked on Powell in demonstration near Cleveland High
On June 13, 2020, at approximately 6 p.m., demonstrators gathered at Revolution Hall in Southeast Portland, as they had been doing nightly for a number of days. Usually they crossed the river to downtown for a peaceful demonstration, but once had turned north and blocked Interstate 84, and on this particular evening they chose to march south to Cleveland High School. During the march, demonstrators were in the area of S.E. 31st Avenue and Powell Boulevard. A motorist became entangled in the march, and some individuals associated with the demonstration attacked the motorist – breaking several car windows, stabbing the tires with knives, and chasing the car as it attempted to get away from the mob.Once the demonstrators reached Cleveland High School, they assembled and spoke for several hours. After the demonstration, the group dispersed.Meantime, the police are trying to identify those who attacked the motorist. Anyone with any information on the incident please call Police Non-Emergency at 503/823-3333. Refer to case number 20-191491.
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