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High Fire Danger a Concern for Possible Downtown Direct Action Event - Police Appeal For Lawful Assembly

April 16, 2021 19:50

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The Portland Police Bureau is aware that individuals are planning a so called "direct action" event this evening at Director Park (with a 9 p.m. march). Such events have historically included wanton destruction of public and private property, violence and the active threat of harm by thrown or propelled objects, fire and impact weapons. Similarly advertised events promoted and then engaged in arson and riots.

Exacerbating the danger is the news that Multnomah County is now under a National Weather Service Red Flag Warning for extreme fire danger due to dry conditions, heat, and high winds. If any burning is attempted, it could cause extreme risk to life safety.

Due to the added concern regarding fire hazard, this incident is under the Unified Command of the Portland Police Bur

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