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Portlanders gather to protest hate organizations in Oregon

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A large group of people gathered outside a local market in southeast Portland this weekend to protest the presence of hate organizations in Oregon.

The rally took place at the Lents Farmer’s Market on Sunday afternoon.

The protest focused specifically around the Ku Klux Klan. Recently KKK recruiting flyers have been found in mailboxes in surrounding areas including West Linn, Gresham, and Oregon City.

Attendees of the rally said they hoped the protest would promote safe and united communities.

“We want a world that is good for all of us,” said rally attendee Mary-Lou Bonnam. “A world where black, Latino, white, Asian, where we all recognize our shared humanity.”

Protesters also had a moment of silence for 12-year-old Tamir Rice. The rally comes on the one year anniversary of Rice’s death. He was shot and killed by Cleveland police.

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