Portland protest arrests near 1,000 as uprising resumes

Protesters pushed chain-link fence barricades across the doors of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland on Friday, July 17.

Police made almost 980 arrests during Portland's Black Lives Matter protests — a stunning number for a four-month-long period of unrest without precedent in the city's history.

The Portland Police Bureau, Oregon State Police and other local agencies arrested at least 851 people between May 31 and Sept. 11 of this year, according to a "mass demonstration index" compiled by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and obtained by the Portland Tribune.