Police responding to a rollover crash in Portland’s Wild, Wild East were initially blocked from the scene by an antfia mob that had been gathering nearby at Irving Park, preparing to march on the ICE facility at the waterfront, where they tangled with DHS troops to kick off the Biden years.
On January 20, 2021, at about 5:17 p.m., Portland Police responded to a single vehicle rollover crash near Northeast 6th Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street. A planned event was underway at nearby Irving Park. People from the gathering in the park descended on the crash, climbed on the vehicle, and appeared to begin trying to get people out of it.
As officers arrived, in response to community calls for their service, people from the crowd shouted at them delaying their efforts to assist whomever was in the vehicle. Responding officers had to call for assistance just to make the scene safe. Assisting officers arrived and created space enough for the first officers to assist with the crash. The circumstances of the crash are under investigation. There did not appear to be any injuries.
Earlier two bike cops got too close to the antifa gathering and one got his bike stolen.
On January 20, 2021, Portland Police Officers went to the area of southeast Portland in the area near Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 14th Avenue. Recently, a group has been advertising a gathering at Revolution Hall which discouraged live streaming or “peace police.” Similar rhetoric on fliers in the months preceding led to events that were punctuated by violence and destruction.
At about 2:45 p.m., a few officers on bicycles rode onto a parking lot on the south side of Revolution Hall. Dozens of people pressed in on the officers and then took one of the officers’ bicycles. Other officers came to assist. Within a few minutes, police recovered the bicycle and tried to leave the property to the south. Many in the crowd began blocking or stopping officers as they attempted to leave. Some officers had to push people away with their hands so they could leave