PORTLAND, Oregon — On Monday night, protesters met at Director Park in downtown Portland and marched for Jonathan Price to the Justice Center.
Price was killed by police Saturday night in Wolfe City, Texas. According to witnesses, Price tried to break up a disagreement inside a convenience store, but it spilled outside, and when officers responded to the scene, Price was the one they shot.
Price was well known in his hometown for his friendly demeanor. Many knew him as a muscular fitness trainer.
Shaun Lucas, the police officer who officials say shot and killed Price, was arrested Monday and charged with murder, authorities said.
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The crowd of protesters in Portland arrived at the Justice Center around 9:25 p.m. According to an independent journalist at the scene, speeches were being given.
Around 10:15 p.m., the demonstrators were on the move again. They marched past the new Multnomah County Courthouse and headed to the Portland State University campus, according to journalists at the march.
Protests have been happening consistently in Portland since the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day. Demonstrators have taken to Portland’s streets for issues such as police brutality, racial inequity, the killing of people of color by police, the abolishment of police and prisons and the defunding of police.
On Sunday night, protesters gathered at Tom McCall Waterfront Park before heading over to the new Multnomah County Courthouse. Police said some protesters vandalized some buildings and officers made targeted arrests. Six people were arrested.