Protesters turned out in the hundreds in Denver to demonstrate against capitalism and police as well as prisons. After marching downtown, chanting “No borders, No walls, No USA at all!”, anarchists clashed with police, setting up burning barricades and fighting back against assault. Few were arrested, as black bloc as well as umbrellas and shields helped protect most.
About 150 protesters gathered in front of the ICE facility in Portland to demand the abolition of the agency created in 2002, whose dismantling would legally be within Biden’s direct jurisdiction. DHS & Portland Police attacked the demonstration, using incredibly toxic amounts of the possibly carcinogenic HC tear gas, and making targeted arrests of medics and press.
Over 100 Portlanders returned to the weekly march for Patrick Kimmons, a black man killed by police in 2018, whose mother has led marches every week since July demanding the reopening of the case. Cheers of support came from many neighbors, and the police also were notified of the march when it came around to their precinct. Letha Winston (Kimmons’ mother) then stopped the march, led chants, and gave speeches regarding updates on the case.