In the evening hours of Tuesday, July 14, 2020, a group of a couple hundred demonstrators gathered at Revolution Hall in Southeast Portland and marched all throughout downtown Portland before ending their march at Pioneer Square. After a few speeches, some demonstrators left Pioneer Square and headed to the Justice Center while the others left the area.
Around 9:15 p.m., the group of demonstrators who decided to march to the Justice Center began blocking traffic by standing in the road at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street. Over the next several hours, the demonstrators began to set up barricades at Southwest Main Street and Southwest Salmon Street at Southwest 3rd Avenue. The barricades blocked the entire lanes of traffic and consisted of industrial kitchen appliances, road b