Skip to comments.Protesters march through downtown Portland, express anger at police
Posted on 03/29/2010 6:12:50 PM PDT by Inspectorette
Police and protesters engage with one another in downtown Portland this afternoon.A group of protestors marched through downtown Portland this evening, expressing anger at Portland police in connection with a pair of police shootings over the last couple of months.
The group first gathered in the South Park Blocks, near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue, and then began marching toward the Willamette River.
About 150 people took part, many of them wearing masks, calling out chants and carrying signs.
One of the most common chants was "Cops, pigs, murderers" while another was "When cops attack, stand up, fight back."
Police accompanied the group, using pressure to keep marchers on sidewalks as they walked through the city, past the Hatfield Federal Courthouse and then turned south on Third Avenue.
The protest was just the lastest of several that have happened in Portland recently in connection with two police shootings. One happened Jan. 29, when police shot and killed Aaron Campbell in Northeast Portland in a situation that started out as a welfare check.
The second took place earlier this month when an officer shot a homeless man in Hoyt Arboretum when the man advanced toward him with a knife.
Oh - and to make it even more interesting, the Rev’rund Jackson was here today, for the second time in two weeks. Had a meeting with the police chief - shakedown time again.
was just going to say something like that....
Yep... These people rightly belong more to the left ironically, but Obama’s behavior is egging them on as well. Wait till the Tea Party in general is associated in the media with these groups as well as the “Christian Terrorists”. Don’t dare let that stop you from speaking up though — they will come for the rest of us eventually anyway...
I guess there is no chance of these guys getting arrested like that bunch in Michigan, is there?
They will leave that connection out of the reporting as it would expose who is on what side too clearly...
The anarchists are well-schooled in provocation, so that any action the police take they will be accused of over-reacting, police brutality, etc.
If they don't make any arrests, then the citizenry will be outraged.
Losers, all of ‘em.
PDX Cops are alright in my book.
I wonder how these anarchists will be portrayed by the MSM???
One thing about most "anarchists" is that they don't understand the very rules of being an "anarchist." I think if there were true anarchy, these little minds would be at home pissing themselves.
Also, some of them over the past couple of years were of the minority persuasion, which has stirred up the "community", hence the keen interest by the Rev'rund Jackson.
It may be the same group from Eugene who spawned the violent protests in Seattle a few years ago. They are well-trained professional agitators.
They are racists.
They are ignorant yahoos who did not attend college for leftist brainwashing.
How come these people aren’t treated as a threat? They threaten to kill policemen - isn’t that the same charge leveled at those militia members? Look, are we going to have selective law enforcement in this country? The leftists in this society are pushing too far. Either enforce the law or get out, and let somebody who can do the job do it.
By the way, some liar in the Federal government told CAIR that those militia nuts were targeting Muslims - a charge I haven’t seen corroborated anywhere.
Latest postings to portland independent media about the march;
6:33PM: appears cops want to keep people on psu campus. horse cops blocking north passage. bike cops blocking west passage. east and south are psu buildings
6:30PM: marchers are joining back up, bike cops have one south passage blocked. march on broadway and montgomery. east is blocked. riot cops with batons on foot are back, closing in. north passage also blocked by riot cops marchers pretty much penned in
6:27PM: march heading east between smith center and kramer hall horse cops are standing back now
6:25PM: people have come through bldg. between newburger hall and another building on psu. marchers heading back into park blocks
6:24PM: marcher between smith center and cramer hall heading east. marchers filing into building. horse cops being circumnavigated
6:19PM: entered into the psu portion of south park blocks horse cops following onto psu property
6:15PM: marcher arrested reportedly was asking for a sargent, holding his face. perhaps was the marcher who was assaulting in the face repeatedly by officer’s bike tire
6:12PM: bike cops rounded corner, again slamming bikes into people. cops deliberately delinka.. attacked 3 people with his bike and billard assaulting people officer delinka hit a man in the face with his bike tire!
6:05PM: riot cops arriving, commanding official cop just threw a newspaper box himself ??? pepper spray not out yet. batons out.
6:03PM: cops closing sidewalk on 5th and main, police blocking street and sidewalk. marchers being ordered to go west. cops overheard saying they want to split everyone up on to two sidewalks. couple of newspaper boxes used to block cops, no damage
6:00PM PDT: on 5th heading north. hearing lots of cheering. bank of america may have just seen some damage. penned in again by horses. bike cops on back perimeter... one possible area of retreat
5:58PM PDT: penned in, surrounded at 6th and main. some superior officer giving orders Protest running, got around the blockage!
5:55PM PDT: bike cops beginning to catch up, banner is blocking some cops way. cops again slamming bikes into people to push them out of the road. we need solidarity chanting...who’s streets? our streets! on columbia and 6th heading north
5:52PM PDT: bike cops beginning to catch up, banner is blocking some cops way. cops again slamming bikes into people to push them out of the road
5:52PM PDT: moving away from back-up destination. marchers very angry. heading up columbia running, broken free from police line. YEAH
5:50PM PDT: on 3rd and salmon heading to main police presence ridiculously overwhelming, bike cops, horse cops, motorcycle cops.
5:50PM PDT: marchers not being allowed to approach justice center destination, cops blocking that area. back-up area may be used
5:49PM PDT: almost to destination, people attempting to cross the street are being slammed by police’s bicycles over and over again
5:45PM PDT: police slamming bikes into peoples bodies, even though they are on the sidewalk they aren’t riding, but holding these bikes no provocation by protesters, no property destruction, police acting pre-emptively
5:42PM PDT: march taking off, cops already getting agressive, pushing people back onto sidewalk with their bikes... forcing people onto sidewalk
5:25PM PDT: Jail support numbers are (503)246-4270 & (503)493-6050
5:13PM PDT: currently about 100 people gathered at the park blocks between SW Salmon and Main. lots of corporate media. LOTs of cops.
MSM: What anarchists? We didn’t see any anarchists.