BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) – Hundreds of high school students and family members, some with their pets, marched through wet weather on Friday in a march against racism and police brutality in Beaverton.

The rain did not deter most marchers as they headed out from Sunset High School in Beaverton. A large crowd gathered at the school before the demonstration began. It started to rain a bit after the march started.

Organizers said volunteer stations would be set up throughout the march at intersections and instructed people to stay on sidewalks throughout the four-and-a-half mile march. They said they hoped the march would help support the black community.

“I’m happy that Gorge Floyd finally received the justice he deserved, it doesn’t take away the fact that he is not living anymore, but whatever we can do to help ease the pain and let the black community know that there’s a community, we will do,” Exia Wiliams, president of the Black Student Union, said.

Organizers made clear that they did not support the destruction that some groups of protesters have caused in downtown Portland this week and said the march was a family-friendly event.

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ChicagoMan7

The liberal media is so wrong. Police shootings and deaths towards Black people was actually down, the numbers were going down. So they teach kids the narrative is "Police all over the country are just killing and shooting Black people left and right." Total lies. The media is trying to cause chaos in the country instead of bringing us together. Don't even get me started on white privilege. ALL LIVES MATTER!!!! What about Black on Black crime? No protests and/or looting for the 1000's and 1000's of blacks killed by other black people? Nah, it doesn't fit the liberal demoRATic agenda. Nuff said, I'll probably be banned. Ha.

Kire

Marching against racism is like fighting climate change. Both will always be part of life...so it is a waste of time, effort, and money to fight against them. Time to grow up and move on to living a life of value to oneself, others and society.

NOYB

Time to begin educating our children..not indoctrinating. For years now the saying has been, "It's all for the kids" as they're paraded out there in front of us. It's really been for the teachers and hundreds of abstract staff getting in on the gravy train. Now we are the laughing stock of the country.

steveO

OK. Enough is enough. If these kids can group up and march, they can march their fannies back to school. Bet this was a teachers idea too. This is the wrong thing to teach our kids especially when their are rules on gatherings in place on account of this pandemic. Shame on whoever thought up this idea.

John Fallau

This was organized by the students, not teachers. And we are being taught to stand up for those who sometimes go without a voice. You are against that?

Just curious

[thumbup]It's irking to see the puppets reacting.

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