Two Friday Vigils Scheduled in Portland to Memorialize George Floyd

Portlanders are organizing their response to the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.

Portland NAACP's Eulogy for Black America

Friday, May 29, 11:30 am

Terry Schrunk Plaza, 1200 SW Third

Portland NAACP will host a demonstration honoring recent victims of police brutality, including Floyd, and "calling on well-intentioned Americans everywhere to take a stand."

The event will be led by NAACP President Reverend E.D. Mondainé, City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Urban League of Portland CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson, Coalition of Communities of Color Director Marcus Mundy, and several other local religious leaders.

Attendees have been asked to wear face masks and gloves, and observe social distancing. The event will also belivestreamed on the NAACP's Facebook page.

Vigil for George Floyd

Friday, May 29, 6 pm

Peninsula Park, ‎700 N Rosa Parks

Portland activist groupPNW Youth Liberation Fronthas organized a vigil to show solidarity with Minneapolis protesters and demand justice in Floyd's death. Organizers ask attendees to wear masks.

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