PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Police said at least four gatherings of demonstrators and protesters were planned for Inauguration Day in Portland.

By Wednesday afternoon, one group that gathered at Revolution Hall and marched toward the Burnside Bridge had already shown “aggression” toward police, including swarming and throwing objects at officers, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

A PPB spokesman stated that officers on bicycles entered the crowd of 100 to 150 people to contact at least one person with a weapon, and remove metal poles from a banner so that they couldn’t be used as weapons.

At least one knife was seized by an officer from a protester. Police said a bicycle was also taken away from an officer by people in the crowd. 

Inauguration Day protests in Portland

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Police said the officers deployed one smoke cannister so that they could safely leave the crowd, which they did just before 3 p.m.

A sound truck then delivered messages for the crowd to remain on the sidewalk.

By around 3:50 p.m., police reported that protesters had damaged the Democratic Party of Oregon headquarters in northeast Portland.

The crowd was warned that continued criminal activity may lead to the use of force, including “crowd control agents and impact weapons.”

Dumpster fires were also lit by some of the marchers, and an on-ramp to Interstate 84 was also blocked by the crowd for a period of time, according to police.

Multiple arrests were made by 4:30 p.m., before police said the crowd dispersed on its own. 

In total, police said they arrested eight people during the southeast Portland events. 

Those arrested were identified as: 

  • Kyle Romstad, 22, of Portland, for second-degree criminal mischief
  • Kaiave Douvia, 22, of Portland, for first-degree criminal mischief
  • Jean V. Paris, 18, of Albany, for interfering with a peace officer, third-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest
  • Alyssa Hartley Davis, 18, of Albany, for interfering with a peace officer and second-degree disorderly conduct
  • Austin N. Nuchraska, 25, of McMinnville, for possession of a destructive device and first-degree criminal mischief
  • Nicole Aria Rose, 25, of Portland, for first-degree criminal mischief
  • Darnell Kimberlin, 31, of Portland, for reckless burning and second-degree criminal mischief
  • Davis Alan Beeman, 38, of Vancouver, Washington, for riot and second-degree disorderly conduct

Police said additional demonstrations were planned at Irving Park, Caruthers Park and the PCC Cascade Campus.

By 5 p.m., more than 100 people had gathered at Irving Park, and police said that group had remained peaceful. 

A group did gather at Caruthers park around 8 p.m. which is near the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. 

Federal officers clashed with the group around 9:30 p.m. after an unlawful assembly was declared

Officers used flash bangs, and tear gas to disperse the crowd. There was no damage to the building, or any reported injuries.

FOX 12 crews did see people in the crowd throwing things at officers and at the ICE building.

By 10 p.m. things had calmed down, but officers were still lined up outside the ICE building to keep demonstrators away.

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(22) comments

Woke Eyesaidsir

You won't be seeing the National Guard in this city ever again. They are ... their reputations for Honor and Protection ruined such that they don't know where to go to get their reputations back. Recruitment will go into the toilet when the new recruits find out that they have to take a Loyalty Oath To Biden.... that their normal oath has been a farce and that we citizens HATE the guard((according to the False News Media))

YUGE BISH

hahahah

CJC

It is always sad when people choose to so blindly expose their ignorance on a Public Forum. Any and all Military take an oath to 'support and defend the Constitution' never a President.

YUGE BISH

It's good to see true patriots fighting for DEMOCRACY!

CJC

They are NOT Patriots and they are intending to destroy Democracy...not preserve it.

nativepdx

I'm sure their is a problem with the protesters being mostly leftists!

CJC

How do you know they are 'Leftists'?...Please share....or remove your false post.

mairez

They were already engaging in 'criminal activities'. Did the cops get their bike back?

Merlin

Staged by Kate and Ted. How much were the protesters paid?

NightRyder

Oh come on! Why omit the fact from the article that the protesters were ANTIFA.

CJC

...because they weren't...duh !

Kenny Rogers

The Trumpers are clearly upset.

chillypepper

Mr. Rogers, please show me where this article indicates it was Trump supporters doing this? BLM Marched down my street today...they did not seem so happy with Biden being elected....

Kenny Rogers

The Trumpies didn't do themselves any favors with the insurrection at the Capitol.

nativepdx

Kenny, if BLM, antifa and leftist organizers are not responsible for rioters in Portland, why are fringe rioters at the capital, the responsibility of Trump organizers?

chillypepper

Right, Trumper always dress all in Black: The leftist anti-government group appeared displeased with the new administration as they attacked the building of the Democratic Party of Oregon.

Local news KGW reports the group of at least 100 people, dressed in all black, marched through Portland.

DefundTheMedia

Trumpers dress in black? Are you color blind or just dumb? They dress in RED. These antifa anti-humans were dressed in black. The Dems are so stupid, they think Antifa supports them, when in actuality, Antifa is laughing at them and destroying their party on purpose. They know that the left are kool-aid drinking, drop-out losers they can pawn all of their fun on.

CJC

Trumpers usually are dressed in red or Confederate flags.You have no proof to call them 'leftist anti-government'....The term 'leftist' has no real meaning anymore, so don't embarrass yourself further by using the term.

The 'anti-government' people are the Terrorists...they aren't really on anyone's side...have no philosophy for their Country...but they sure do on guns and destruction. They are lost people. Do they pay taxes...if so, they have no clue that it is their money that is used to do the major repairs they have made necessary.

Anti-fa is mostly a philosophy, not organized destructionists. The true BLM...Black Lives Matter...are peaceful and quiet. If they are not, then they are NOT BLM.

Merlin

Have some more Kool Aid.

chillypepper

Be nice to have pictures of the protesters as well as the banner.

Worst PDX Mayor Ever

They're not "protesters," and they're not "demonstrators." They are in fact, some kind of new subset of the human genome. They are a sub-human lifeform, and they need to be eradicated. It's too bad that Ted Wheeler is a coward.

CJC

CAN we please emphasize that protestors...are NOT terrorists.

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