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Portland protests: Nonviolent gatherings and unlawful assemblies in the wake of George Floyd's death

A look at demonstrations in Portland in the days immediately following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minnesota.

KGW Staff

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Published: 3:07 PM PDT June 1, 2020
Updated: 12:34 PM PDT June 15, 2020

Portland has joined hundreds of cities across the country where unrest and riots have occurred in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in a Minneapolis police officer's custody.

Floyd was accused of using a $20 counterfeit bill and he died as police were taking him into custody. Protests began four days later.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, allegedly kept his left knee on Floyd's neck while Floyd was pinned to the ground, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

During that time, Floyd said "I can't breathe" multiple times and repeatedly said "Mama" and "please," as well. Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly three minutes after officers discovered Floyd was non-responsive.

The protests in Portland are mostly nonviolent vigils and rallies, with thousands gathering to honor Floyd and other black men and women killed by police officers nationwide and to call for a stop to police violence against people of color.

Here's a look back at the daily Portland protests in the weeks following George Floyd's death.

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