Photos: Portland’s 21st night of protests


Protesters listened to speeches at Jefferson High School in North Portland

People listen to speakers share their lived experiences with racism during a rally at Jefferson High School in Portland, June 17, 2020. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Protests for racial justice and police reform continued in Portland a day after protesters tried to establish an “autonomous zone” outside Mayor Ted Wheeler’s residence.

Thursday marked the 21st day of protests in Portland sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Following the peaceful march on Wednesday, a large crowd marched through the streets of downtown Portland — eventually ending up in the Pearl District where they tried to set up a so-called “autonomous zone” outside what they believed to be Mayor Wheeler’s residence.

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