PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Hundreds of people showed up to “The Indigenous Womxn’s March” Sunday afternoon, which highlighted the activism of indigenous women — including Red Fawn Fallis and Berta Cáceres.
The march began at 1 p.m. at Terry Schrunk Plaza and is scheduled to last until 4 p.m. The event comes one day after the city saw several protests — all related to the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The demonstrations remained mostly peaceful and Portland police said there were no reports of injuries and no arrests were made.
According to the Facebook event, the Portland’s Woman’s March has not been canceled, but instead has stepped aside to support indigenous women and give them a platform to be seen and heard.
Part of the march asks for help raising funds and awareness for Red Fawn Fallis– a protester from the Dakota Access Pipeline Movement at Standing Rock. She’s been accused of shooting at law enforcement officers during the protests, according to the Associated Press. She remains in custody.
Another activist — Berta Cáceres — will be honored during the march. The Honduran environmental activist was shot to death in March 2016. According to the event, she was murdered for “protecting the sacred water of her indigenous lands.”
The organizers of the event said everyone is welcome to join in and march and encourage those who participate to wear red in solidarity.