August 04, 2020 02:49
On Monday, August 3, 2020, multiple events took place. At about 9:00p.m., vehicles were used by protesters to block traffic in downtown Portland around Lownsdale Square park. However, the gathering was mostly peaceful and PPB did not interact with the crowd other than two previously released incidents. See other releases for further information on those.
At about 9:15p.m., a march began on East Burnside Street from Laurelhurst Park involving about 200 people in the traffic lanes. The marched ended at the Penumbra Kelly Building at 4735 East Burnside Street, where the group stood blocking the road in both directions. At 10:28p.m., a house fire was reported near East Burnside Street and Southeast 57th Avenue. The Portland Fire Bureau had to reroute its responders around the blocked streets