Convoy, counter-protesters conflict in Portland; 1 shot fired, however no arrests

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Convoy drivers and counter-protesters clashed in Portland, Oregon, Saturday after people began throwing objects at passing automobiles.

Police reported an incident on the Northeast Glisan Avenue overpass on Interstate 205. In response to police studies, a shot was fired between protesters and counter-protesters on the freeway.

“At 6:54 p.m., North Precinct and East Precinct officers responded to a report of a group throwing objects off the Northeast Glisan Street overpass over Interstate 205 and that a shot had been fired,” Portland Police mentioned in a statement.

“Portland Police were monitoring a protest ‘convoy’ that was driving through Portland and counter-demonstrators confronting them. Officers determined that the shot fired call was likely related.”

BLACK LIFE MATTERS TRUCK VANDALIZED IN PORTLAND: ‘LIKE A DAGGER IN THE HEART’

Video from the incident exhibits a gaggle of roughly 5 folks on the Glisan Avenue overpass. From the excessive place, they seem like throwing objects and making offensive gestures at automobiles. 

Portland Police vehicle

Portland Police automobile
(Portland Police Bureau )

Police speculate the thrown objects and subsequent confrontation was the supply of the gunfire.

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“They did recover evidence of one shot fired but no known victims,” Portland Police defined. “Several officers were required as a group of about 15 people were yelling at and harassing the officers as they conducted the investigation. No immediate arrests were made, but the investigation is continuing.”

A Black Life Issues truck was vandalized in Portland, Oregon in a single day final Thursday, setting its homeowners again upward of $50,000, in accordance with an area report.  

BLM Trucking supervisor Charles Preston instructed Daily Post 12 that the enterprise started in late 2021 to assist create jobs for younger males and maintain them out of bother. 

A Black Life Matters Trucking logo. 

A Black Life Issues Trucking brand. 
(KPTV)

It’s a part of the Golden Alternative Youth Affiliation and does deliveries for firms like Amazon and Western Pacific. Regardless of its title, it isn’t a part of the official “Black Lives Matter” group. 

Founder Timothy Luther McNair mentioned he and Preston parked the truck on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Thursday evening. The subsequent morning, they discovered it vandalized and torched with profanity spray-painted on the facet. 

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

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