Unpacking Portland 2020

July 29, 2020, Portland Oregon had its first night of civil rest during peaceful protesting. For nearly a month straight, Portland has been on the nightly news and Twittersphere. The pictures were full of tear gas, rubber bullets, and accusations from the citizens of Portland up to Trump himself.

To understand the month of July, firstly, we have to understand what happened at the end of May and beginning of June.