Portland participates in national ‘We the People March’

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One issue protesters spoke out on in particular was the environment

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — People gathered in downtown Portland for the “We the People March.” They met Saturday afternoon at the Terry Schrunk Plaza.

Organizers said the current status quo is a threat to the country’s democracy and values. They tell KOIN 6 they marched to remind elected officials that “they work for us.”

One issue protesters spoke out on in particular was the environment.

“Make sure that the education system is a model that’s going to ensure that we have future scientists, engineers, doctors, and environmentalists that are going to be able to help us manage what’s happening with our climate today,” said Teressa Raiford, 2020 mayoral candidate.

Other issues ranged from gun control to the border crisis.

More than 60 solidarity marches took place across the country on Saturday, including a few on properties owned by President Donald Trump.

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