Police: Protests in Portland remained peaceful for second night, no police interaction

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV)- Protests remained peaceful in Portland on Friday for the second night since federal officers left the area.

The crowd was noticeably smaller than previous nights as people gathered to listen to speeches outside the Justice Center around 9:00 p.m. Police say vehicle traffic was blocked by people standing in the southwest 3rd Avenue traffic lane.

The speeches ended at about 10:30 p.m. and majority of the crowd moved to gather around the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Federal Courthouse. By this time the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people.

Some people lit fires, climbed the fence outside of the federal courthouse, threw objects and chanted, police said. Through the rest of the evening and into the next morning the crowd was subdued.

At about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, police say people started bonfire in the middle of southwest 3rd Avenue in front of the federal courthouse. People brought plywood and other flammable material to keep it going.

Over the next hour, Portland police said people dwindled to a few dozen.

There was no police interaction with the crowd, according to Portland police.

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Tell the public about the bible burning two nights ago. And the severed pig's head left on the steps of the Justice Center.


So you people shadowbanned my other account for saying my opinion and broke none of your rules.

Are you reporters not going to talk about the severed pig's head, fashioned with a police officer hat, left burning on the front steps of the Justice Center two nights ago? Or perhaps the burning of bibles? Both incidents happened on American flags as well. Do you job and stop sugar coating this. Threats ARE violence. [thumbdown]


No, moron. Threats are threats. Violence is violence.


They are not peaceful if they are throwing fireworks and stetting fires in the street. Plus I doubt that they have a parade permit to block the street.


Oh look, the Federal piggies left and the crowds were peaceful. No surprise there.


Lighting fires in the street, throwing objects, throwing explosive fireworks, climbing the fences, etc. Yet, proclaiming it was peaceful. Almost like KPTV is more than happy to push the Governors narratives and lies. Regardless of truth and journalistic integrity. Just a propaganda mill for the Dem party.

Son of Fukov

KPTV: How can you say the protesters were peaceful and then you talk about fires, climbing the federal courthouse fence, and throwing objects? There are other reports of burning Bibles and flags, and battering the door of the court house. I used to respect your news reporting but clearing you are showing bias.


Yes yes No negativity on protesters just when the police do bad things!


KPTV. Where is the report of protectors burning a stack of bibles in honor of George Floyd? You are probably trying to keep that one under wraps


They needed to keep warm.

Just curious

Tell them to go home and snuggle up with an electric blanket.


That's the most logical thing to do with a Bible.


They keep censoring my account and marking it as "spam" for commenting similar things to this station. KPTV is completely biased when it comes to reporting the truth it seems.


KPTV is attempting to censor me as well. HR/damage controllers are in full force today. How much are they paying them I wonder.


Are you that stupid? KPTV employees don't monitor the content on this comment section. They pay a 3rd party to do that. Quit crying you little wuss.

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