Night 104: Direct action march planned for Elizabeth Caruthers Park

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Protests began May 29, 2020

One of the large signs seen during a riot on Night 100 of protests in Portland, September 6, 2020 (PPB/OSP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A direct action march was planned at Elizabeth Caruthers Park in South Portland Wednesday evening for the 104th night of consecutive protests.

Safe PDX Protest, a self-identified anti-fascist collective, were calling for “No cops! No Prisons! Total abolition!.” According to a tweet, the group was set to meet at 8 p.m. then move at 9 p.m., though no destination was listed on the flyer.

Night 103: Protesters march through downtown Portland, 11 arrests

This march was not specifically listed as a Black Lives Matter event. However demonstrations have continued non-stop in Portland since late May, sparked by the May 25 in-custody death of George Floyd and coinciding with nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.

The demonstration comes after 11 were arrested the night before during a march from Portland’s Old Town to the Justice Center and then to City Hall.

Smoky and dangerous conditions put a damper on Black Lives Matter protests Labor Day evening.

Dozens were arrested over the weekend, which marked 100 days of protests.

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