People started banging on plastic bucket drums and a parade formed behind the banner "Cops and Klan go hand in hand." People paraded through downtown streets chanting against police abuse and the system that fosters it. Portland police remained mostly out of sight except for a few plainclothes officers videotaping the crowd.
The parade ended in Pioneer Square where people unrelated to protest held signs reading "free hugs." Many people accepted the free hugs. People soon gathered again to talk about police abuse and why they were there. The names of people killed by the police in the Portland area were announced over the megaphone. One man spoke in detail about how his cousin Fouad Kaady was murdered by police. These speeches attracted more people from the square who were curious what was going on.
The event ended without incident. Some participants expressed the need to do more outreach and education to get more people involved in the future. Others expressed the continued importance of people standing in solidarity with the families and friends of people victimized by the police.