July 17, 2020 – A protester taking a break in Lownsdale Square. Roughly 700 people gathered for a candlelight vigil and protest at the Multnomah County Justice Center in Portland, Oregon. In addition to leading speeches and marching, protesters tore down a chain-link fencing that was erected by police around Chapman Square in front of the Justice Center. Protesters later used this fencing to barricade entrances to the Justice Center and federal courthouse. Police warned protesters they would use crowd control munitions if the barricading continued, and later followed through with their threat by using tear gas, pepper spray and pepper balls to disperse protesters. The protest continued into the early hours of July 18. Some arrests were made. Photo by Austin Johnson.