There does appear to be two distinct protests going on in Portland, Oregon. The first is the “Black Lives Matter” marches which are being held during the day. The second is the “let’s play into the hands of the Trumpians” “Marches”, which occur under cover of darkness so that all the flashlight waving and pyrotechnics are prominently displayed in their “scariest” form!
The first type of protest is effective in spreading the B.L.M. message with its slogans and chants and appearance of solidarity. The second type of protest appears to be aimed at producing confrontations and “photo ops” for Trump, which leads me to question exactly WHO is organizing the demonstrations at night!