In Portland, protesters took-over an intersection to protest the officer involved shooting of Patrick Kimmons, who died on September 30.
In the videos below, Portland’s Resistance traffic cops are seen diverting drivers as they approached the intersection of SW 4th and Salmon in Portland.
In one instance, a driver decides to push through--which is followed by the protesters chasing him down the street, berating him and beating on his car.
CBS KOIN 6 News reports the statement as follows:
PPB Sgt. Chris Burley said officers were monitoring the protest. Asked why police didn't step in when protesters went into the streets and affected traffic, Burley said the bureau "weighs the ability for people to gather to practice their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and assembly, as well as the impact it places on the rest of the Portland community. Throughout this event the police bureau was monitoring the crowd."