Black people have always historically organized resistances that have turned into movements. Recently, protests have erupted all over the United States since the police killing of George Floyd. Many of the uprisings, from Minneapolis to Los Angeles, have sustained themselves for months, with millions of people in the streets calling for an end to police brutality.
Portland, Oregon, has been one of the most surprising cities to fight for Black lives with protesters marching on the grounds for more than 80 days. Met with violent attacks from law enforcement officers (city and federal) and white supremacist groups, Black and brown protestors have been at the forefront of peaceful marches in downtown Portland. With the Black population dropping in a historically racist city, it is a huge risk for Black and brown people to lead protests in Portland—they are twice as likely to be arrested than white protestors. Yet, they still forge on in the name of justice.
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