The Occupy ICE PDX encampment has been a leader for the Abolish ICE movement across the country, erupting into a permanent protest first and expanding to involved over a hundred tents and hundreds of people practicing direct democracy. While they successfully cleared out the ICE building in Portland at first, DHS officers later snuck back into the building in the night and then arrested 8 protesters who were continuing to block ICE entrances.
Since then, and for the last several weeks, the Occupy ICE PDX encampment has continued as a site of continuous protest. On July 9th, five police entered the camp and, despite pleas from residents, tried to push through a barricade. After they were unable to, they accused a random protester of assaulting them and tackled her to the ground, contorting her limbs and accused her of “resisting arrest.” The video shows that she was being compliant, as well as the officer’s caustic attempt to destroy a peaceful protest camp. A total of three protesters were arrested, and the police claim two officers were injured. In the second video you see them blitz and attack protesters.