Portland, Oregon 2021-05-22 19:30:22 –
Community members refer to events aimed at uniting people of all disciplines against violence
KOIN, Oregon — Nearly 200 people gathered at Peninsula Park to oppose the murder on Saturday afternoon.
The march began in the park, passed through the streets of northeastern Portland, and made further speeches at Woodlawn Park.
The organizers said the procession opposed all forms of violence and the deliberate killing of another person as a form of conflict resolution.
The march was led by community leader Royal Harris and was attended by speakers from all disciplines, including religious leaders and community members affected by violence and gun violence.
Harris said it was either black, white, or brown. His vision was to bring everyone together as a community with the collective goal of ending violence.
“My greatest hope is to encourage someone to play my part. No one is trying to solve this problem. If we all face each perspective, it will affect change. You can give it, “says Harris.
Senator Lou Frederick, who represents northern and northeastern Portland, added that he believes it is important to recognize it in order to solve the problem of gun violence.
“We don’t recognize the kind of guns, the kind of impact that an incredible number of guns have on our community and our country. And until we do, we don’t recognize that much. I’m not going far. Some people come from elsewhere just to show off their guns and toys. That’s ridiculous, “Frederick said.
March participant John Blake said he attended the event in an attempt to stop some of the violence that was taking place.
“As an elder, you know you’re just stopping and trying to play my part, that’s it,” he said.
“It’s all about uniting the community and trying to stop the violence that is all of us,” added Lateef Lucas, another participant in the procession.
Marcher passed a monument set up for a young woman who was shot dead near Nedekum and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard a few weeks ago. The group stopped and chanted her name, Nae Nae, to remember her. Her mom told KOIN 6 News that she was grateful for the people’s attention.
The event ended peacefully at Woodlawn Park.
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