Protesters gather, march in ‘anniversary event’ in Portland


Nightly protests in Portland began one year ago

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Protesters gathered at Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland Friday night before marching through the streets on the one-year-anniversary of the protests that began in the days following the death of George Floyd.

The evening was billed as an “anniversary event in solidarity with BLM.” Participants were told to “wear bloc and be water.”

About 100 people gathered at the park directly across from City Hall before marching through the streets. Portland police said they were told to stay on the sidewalks.

Reports of “targeted arrests” were made, but at this time, nothing has been confirmed.

Earlier, a group of about 30-40 people gathered at and then marched from Revolution Hall.

KOIN 6 will have more information as it develops.

Tuesday was marked by marches in Portland to commemorate George Floyd’s death one year ago in Minneapolis. The night was capped by violence as at least 100 people gathered outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland, lighting fires and throwing objects at police officers. The Portland Police Bureau declared a riot when the group started smashing windows at City Hall.

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