Convoy, clash of counter-protesters in Portland; 1 shot fired, but no arrests


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Convoy drivers and counter-protesters clashed in Portland, Oregon on Saturday after individuals began throwing objects at passing vehicles.

Police reported an incident at the Northeast Glisan Street overpass on Interstate 205. According to police reports, a shot was fired between protesters and counter-protesters on the freeway.

“At 6:54 p.m., North and East Precinct officers responded to a report of a group throwing objects from the Northeast Glisan Street overpass onto Interstate 205 and that a shot was fired” , Portland police said in a statement.

“Portland Police were monitoring a protest ‘convoy’ traveling through Portland and counter-protesters who confronted them. Officers determined the gunshot call was likely related.”

BLACK LIFE MATTERS TRUCK VANDALIZED IN PORTLAND: “LIKE A DAGGER IN THE HEART”

Video of the incident shows a group of about five people on the Glisan Street overpass. From the high position, they appear to throw objects and make offensive gestures at vehicles.

Portland Police Vehicle
(Portland Police Bureau)

Police believe the thrown objects and the ensuing confrontation were the source of the shots.

“They recovered evidence of a gunshot, but no known victims,” ​​Portland police said. “Multiple officers were called in as a group of approximately 15 people were shouting and harassing the officers as they conducted the investigation. No immediate arrests have been made, but the investigation is continuing.”

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A Black Life Matters truck was vandalized in Portland, OR overnight last Thursday, setting its owners back $50,000, according to a local report.

BLM Trucking supervisor Charles Preston told FOX 12 the company started in late 2021 to help create and avoid jobs for young men.

A Black Life Matters trucking logo.

A Black Life Matters trucking logo.
(KPTV)

He is part of the Golden Opportunity Youth Association and does deliveries for companies like Amazon and Western Pacific. Despite its name, it is not part of the official “Black Lives Matter” organization.

Founder Timothy Luther McNair said he and Preston parked the truck on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Thursday night. The next morning they found it vandalized and set on fire with profanity spray-painted on the side.

Preston described seeing the truck as “a dagger in the heart”.


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