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Police declare unlawful assembly at ICE building, make 11 arrests

On Wednesday evening, a group of a couple hundred people gathered at Caruther’s Park in South Portland before marching.

PORTLAND, Ore — Portland police declared an unlawful assembly and made 11 arrests Wednesday night outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building on the south waterfront in Portland.

A group of a couple hundred people gathered Wednesday evening at Caruthers Park on the south waterfront and then marched to the ICE building. Police said some members of the crowd spray painted and vandalized the building.

Around 10:15 p.m., federal officers were out and in a standoff with members of the group, Mike Baker, a correspondent for the New York Times, tweeted. The two sides remained like that for about a half-hour before feds moved in on the crowd to move them farther away from the ICE building.

At 11 p.m., police declared an unlawful assembly. In a press release, police said the unlawful assembly was declared after members of the group threw eggs, bottles and rocks at federal officers. A rock injured one of the officers, according to police.

Police released photos of the rock that was thrown and the officer's injury.

Credit: Portland Police Bureau
Portland police say a federal protection officer was injured when they were hit by a rock during a protest on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 in Portland, Ore.
Credit: Portland Police Bureau
Portland police say a federal protection officer was injured when they were hit by a rock during a protest on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 in Portland, Ore.

Throughout the night, police dispersed the crowd multiple times. In a press release, Portland police said they did not use crowd control munitions or tear gas. They did not say what munitions were used by federal officers.

Video shot by local journalist Sergio Olmos shows federal officers using munitions and tear gas while dispersing the crowd Wednesday night.

Portland police released the following information about the 11 arrests Wednesday night:

  • Robert Baxter, 26, of Reno, Nevada, Interfering with a Peace Officer 
  • Sara Oram, 42, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II 
  • Rebecca Abrams, 28, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II 
  • Ivan Canizal Almanza, 21, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Carrying a Concealed Weapon 
  • Austin Atkin, 25, of Reno, Nevada, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II 
  • Noah Wilkes, 21, of Corbett, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II 
  • Greyson Wade, 20, of Happy Valley, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II 
  • Daniel Traficano, 33, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II 
  • Tracy Molina, 47, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II 
  • Brenden D. Churchwell, 31, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II 
  • Kevin Phomma, 26, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Harassment, Unlawful use of Mace/Pepper Spray

Portland is now entering its 13th week of nightly protests since the killing of George Floyd.

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On Wednesday, Mayor Ted Wheeler on Wednesday called for Portlanders to come together to denounce the violence taking place during nightly protests, while also saying he’s wrongly tried to solve several city crises, from demands for racial justice to the COVID-19 pandemic to the city's budget, on his own.

Wheeler was mostly silent over the last week as protests, riots and violence continued on a nightly basis. In Wednesday's news conference, he asked for the city’s help to "rise up" with a collective voice.

On Tuesday night, a riot was declared outside Portland’s City Hall after people broke windows, spray-painted walls and lit a fire outside the building. Twenty-three people were arrested.

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