PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Protesters young and old gathered at Woodmere Elementary School in Southeast Portland for a rally and march supporting the Black Lives Matter movement on Wednesday.
The family-friendly rally started at 5 p.m. and was followed by a march to join community members of the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood near SE 72nd and Flavel.
Also in Southeast Portland, a Portland Black Lives Matter Rally and March at Revolution Hall hosted by Oregon AFSCME was expected to start at 6 p.m. Organizers said on Facebook the kid-friendly event is intended as a “Stand united against white supremacy.”
In North Portland, a Car Caravan Protest was set to begin at 6 p.m., with participants invited to meet at the back parking lot of Portland Community College Cascade behind Student Services Building on Killingsworth and Albina. The event is listed as a protest for Black lives and justice for victims of police brutality from your car. Participants were encouraged to bring signs, motorcycles were welcome and a route map would be provided at site or online beforehand on the Facebook PDX Car Caravan Protest event page.