The protesting has been sporadic in Portland for more than a month. But usually on Saturday night there is an uptick in the number of protesters, and last night was not exception.
As a bonus, the protesters targeted an ICE facility, which brought the federal agents out to play — including the BORTAC group from ICE.
The crowd arrived at the ICE facility carrying dozens of balloons, with the intention to tie them to the gates.
After just a few moments, federal agents appeared and moved the protesters away from the building using a combination of pepper ball and a significant new spray device.
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At this point the action ended up mostly in the streets near the facility.
The feds seem to have a new tear gas distributing fogger as well, likely in response to the protesters’ tactics of employing battery powered leaf blowers to dissipate tear gas.
Reportedly a good time was had by all.