July 12, 2020 – A unique mix of protesters around the flames where the Elk Bronze statue once stood between Chapman and Lownsdale Square in downtown Portland, Oregon. This picture is somewhat deceiving in that this night was surprisingly calm and quiet. The police were absent this night and did not declare a riot or attempt to intervene to put out the fires inside and around the fountain. According to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), between 24 May and 22 August, more than 10,000 demonstration events occurred across the country. Fewer than 570, approximately 5%, involved protesters engaging in violence. Photo by Austin Johnson.