- Associated Press - Saturday, August 19, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Hundreds gathered peacefully in downtown Portland, Oregon to show solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia, days after a deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally there.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/LLgbB2 ) people on Friday evening spoke, marched through city streets and across at least one bridge, and also observed a moment of silence for those who have died because of racism.

With signs reading “Be excellent to each other” and “This veteran stands against hate,” demonstrators denounced hate-inspired rallies that have rattled cites throughout the nation, including Portland.

In contrast to protests after President Donald Trump’s election, police kept a low-profile, tweeting afterward that “though marchers did not follow all expectations, we are grateful it was peaceful.”

Some black-clad demonstrators with faces covered also mostly hung back from the crowd estimated at about 800 people.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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