In a press release published early this morning, the Portland Police Bureau described the events of last night’s protests in Portland, during which a handful of demonstrators were arrested.
According to the police report, protesters targeted the ICE building in downtown Portland last night. Using incendiary throwables protesters allegedly attempted to set the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office on fire.
Sometime around 11:20 pm, law enforcement began attempting to disperse the crowd voicing warnings over a loudspeaker. As the crowd remained, law enforcement began crowd control tactics, using munitions like tear gas and impact weapons allowing officers to move in and disperse the crowd.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) October 7, 2020
Four arrests were made. Detained protesters are facing charges of interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct, and assaulting a public safety officer. One individual was cited for unlawful sound amplification.