March in Downtown Streets, No Arrests Made (Photo)

September 20, 2020 02:55

  

On Saturday, September 19, 2020 at about 9:00p.m., a march of roughly 200 people began in the South Park Blocks near Southwest Jefferson Street and Southwest Park Avenue. The group marched around in the street for several hours, stopping at various locations to demonstrate and in some cases damage property and apply graffiti. Individuals in the group broke windows on businesses, including a bank in the 400 block of Southwest Harrison Street, a restaurant in the 1900 block of Southwest Broadway, and coffee shop in the 1000 block of Southwest 6th Avenue (photos).

At around 1:30a.m, Portland Police officers engaged the group to move them off of Southwest 2nd Avenue in front of the Justice Center to allow officers ending their shifts to drive into Central Precinct. There was no violence from the crowd, therefore no force or munitions were used by officers. After shift change, the officers disengaged.

No arrests were made. The vandalism is under investigation.

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