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Justice March for Patrick Kimmons

Peaceful protest calls out police for killings

By Michael Leighton

A large crowd peacefully marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Thursday afternoon in the heart of Portland’s African American community to demand justice for Patrick Kimmons, a Black man shot and killed by Portland Police in 2018, and for others who have lost their lives in police confrontations in Portland and worldwide. PHOTO BY MARK WASHINGTON


A large crowd peacefully marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Thursday afternoon to demand justice for Patrick Kimmons, a Black man shot and killed by Portland Police in 2018, and for others who have lost their lives in police confrontations in Portland and worldwide.


The marchers demanded that the city reopen the Kimmons case.


Kimmons was shot in the back while being pursued as a suspect in a shooting downtown. His family says the police response was unjustified, noting how he had his hands up and was turned away from police when they shot him nine times.


The Justice for Patrick Kimmons group demanded not only an end to police violence and brutality, but an end to policing itself.


“Black Lives Matter. Defund the police. Fund the community,” a statement from the group said. “We march to ‘wake up the neighborhood,’ because ‘If we don’t get no justice, then y’all don’t get no peace.”

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