August 08, 2020 02:51
On August 7, 2020, two events took place in Portland. One group downtown blocked traffic for several hours on Southwest 3rd Avenue at Southwest Main Street. The gathering was peaceful and PPB did not interact with the crowd.
Around 8:30 p.m., a separate group began to gather at Laurelhurst Park located in the 3600 block of Southeast Oak Street. For about an hour, the group grew to a couple hundred people in size. Around 9:30 p.m., the group began marching towards the Penumbra Kelly Building located on the 4735 East Burnside Street. As the group marched towards the Kelly Building, support vehicles escorted them, helping to block all other vehicular traffic.
By 9:45 p.m., the large group reached the Kelly Building. As the group approached the Kelly Building, Portland Police began