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Mass Gathering Marches on the PPA Office, Blocks Streets, and Set a Fire.

October 20, 2020 01:14

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On October 19, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a small group began to gather at Arbor Lodge Park in North Portland. Some people who gathered brought shields and masks with them. By 9:50 p.m., the crowd had grown to approximately 100 people and at 10:08 p.m. about 75 members of the group began to march.

The group marched east towards the Portland Police Association (PPA) Office with support vehicles following and blocking traffic.

The sound truck gave three announcements when the group arrived that said, "This is the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). The streets in the area around the PPA are open to vehicular traffic. Please remain on the sidewalk and be courteous to your neighbors. Do not vandalize buildings." The group immediately began spray painting the PPA office.

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