Six months of Black Lives Matter protests in Portland inspires reflection

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Tue, 11/24/2020 - 5:15pm


Wednesday marks six months since the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Six months later, protesters continue to gather each day to press for racial justice.

Charlie Westley is an organizer who has been protesting daily and she reflected on her experience with KBOO's Meg Connors.

The group In-Solidarity with BLM gathers daily in North Portland, at N. Denver and N. Rosa Parks, from noon to 2 p.m. 

On Wednesday, November 25th, mid protest at 1 p.m. the group will take a knee, fist in the air, in remembrance of George and all the other Black lives taken by police brutality and violence.  They plan to kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in silence vowing "to never give up, we cannot, we must not, we will not stop fighting for equality, equity, and anti-racism and anti oppression and real justice."

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