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August 26, 2020

Portland 90th night - Riot declared outside Portland's City Hall

"PORTLAND, Ore. — A protest outside Portland's City hall was declared a riot around 11:20 p.m.

Protesters took to Portland’s streets again for a nightly demonstration. On Tuesday evening, the group gathered at Shemanski Park in the Southwest Portland park blocks and marched to Portland City Hall. Upon their arrival, police declared an unlawful assembly.
The front of City Hall is all boarded up but protesters were able to find an unlocked door and went in, according to New York Times correspondent Mike Baker. Some people spray-painted walls and broke windows."
August 22, 2020

Portland - Night 85 ends in riot: More property destroyed, 9 arrested

" during a riot at the North Precinct of the Portland Police Bureau on the 85th consecutive night of protests in the city.

PPB reported several officers being targeted by protesters who reportedly threw a railroad spike, eggs, bottles, golf balls, rocks ball bearings, plastic eggs filled with paint and balloons filled with feces. Additionally a street sign was torn up and used to vandalize police cars; windows were smashed and tired were deflated, according to PPB.

A Boys and Girls Club van was also the target of vandalism. Police said some people in the group broke the van’s window."
August 22, 2020

Van Morrison - Moondance

August 21, 2020

Federal buildings in Portland close due to 'threat of violence'

Source: Koin 6 News

Federal buildings in Portland close due to ‘threat of violence’
Portland's bankruptcy court and district court buildings are closed

by: KOIN 6 News Staff

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 / 09:27 AM PDT / Updated: Aug 21, 2020 / 10:26 AM PDT

"PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Some federal buildings are closed in Portland on Friday after a reported “threat of violence.”

The Portland office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court announced the building will be closed due to a threat of violence in the area. They have not given details on what type of violence has been threatened. According to its website, the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse will also be closed — although it does not explicitly say the closure is a result of any threat.

According to the Oregonian, a knowledgeable source said “federal authorities received a threat that a vehicle filled with explosives would hit a federal building Friday.” However, they also report the source “didn’t specify whether the threat was targeted to a specific federal building — or whether that building is in Portland.”

The FBI released a statement Friday morning, saying they are working to determine the credibility of the threat and are in contact with local authorities."

Read more: https://www.koin.com/news/crime/federal-buildings-in-portland-closed-after-threat-of-violence/

August 20, 2020

Night 83 in Portland

Fire set inside Multnomah Building, riot declared in 83rd night of Portland protests

August 20, 2020

Night 84 in Portland.

August 19, 2020

Demonstrators gather for 83rd night of protests; riot declared as Multnomah Building damaged

"The demonstration was peaceful for more than an hour, but demonstrators lit fires in dumpsters and broke windows. About an hour after arriving, small fires were seen inside the building beyond the broken windows.

About 10:30 p.m., police, who had not been seen previously, moved into the area and declared a riot, pushing protesters away. For the next hour and a half, demonstrators moved throughout the streets of inner Southeast Portland, being pushed north intermittently by groups of officers in riot
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury released a statement at midnight regarding the damage to the county building, saying a small group of protesters had set fire to the Office of Community Involvement."

August 17, 2020

The Democratic National Convention Speaker List Is a Look at the Party's Identity Crisis


"While the sitting president spent his morning chatting with his therapists on Fox & Friends, the Democratic Party was busy laying bare the basic conflicts between its present and its future. The folks running the Democratic National Convention released a new list of event speakers, including those slated to speak during the convention's opening night on Monday, and it was fairly revelatory regarding the Biden campaign's strategy. In short, a slate of Republicans have secured themselves speaking slots:

Former New Jersey Governor Christie Todd Whitman
Meg Whitman, the CEO of Quibi
Former New York Congresswoman Susan Molinari
Former Ohio Governor John Kasich"
August 12, 2020

Portland Timbers win MLS is Back tournament, capping off magical Cinderella run in virus-free bubble

"Disney World likes to market itself as the most magical place on earth, and luckily for the Portland Timbers, they’ve been able to harness enough of that magic to win the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando, Florida.

The Timbers beat Orlando City, 2-1, in the final of the MLS is Back competition Tuesday, capping off a Cinderella run through an unusual one-off tournament hosted in a “bubble” at Disney World where teams could avoid COVID-19."

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