Protesters gathered at the Pioneer Square in Portland today to demonstrate in
solidarity with the many rallies throughout the country.
The protest, estimated at a few thousand, started in Holladay Park at around 2.00 pm and people gathered for
speeches, after which musicians
led the march down Broadway. Someone standing around not involved in the protest
screamed that a marcher had a gun. The police jumped on this individual and forced him
to the ground. The crowd yelled "We are watching, let him go!" It was unknown whether
or not the person was arrested.
The protestors were kept to one side of Broadway but on the bridge everyone spread out and
and walked in the bridge. The procession then moved to Pioneer Square for more speeches
from pro-Palestinian and anti-war activists. The make-up of the march was very diverse
composed of families, working class youth, musicians, high school students, union workers, bicyclists,
pensioners, military veterans for peace, arab-americans, amd peace and justice activists for Palestien
and for Colombia. The rally ended around 4.00 pm.