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Protesters March in Portland Over Police Shootings

Q Madp's photos of Monday's downtown protest.

Photos of 29 March protest in Portland by Q Madp
Photos of Monday's protest in Portland by Q Madp of IraqWarheroes.org

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - It has been a while since Portland, Oregon played witness and host to a serious protest.

The chance came Monday when about 200 people gathered to show their unhappiness over two recent Portland Police shootings.

Many in the crowd wore masks, protecting their identities from cameras and the eyes of police.

Their anger stems from police officer-involved shootings in recent months, and the march came on the second month anniversary of Aaron Campbell's shooting.

The protesters marching through downtown Portland were organized by the Cascadia Convergence Network, according to reports, and Black Bloc, a group that draws its name from a tactic was developed in the 1980s by anti-nuclear activist autonomists, Wikipedia states.

They began gathering around 5:00 p.m. near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue, in Portland's South Park Blocks. The march led the group Protesters toward the Willamette River. Hundreds were carrying signs, singing and calling out to those who would listen.

Police take these types of protest very seriously, and before it was over around 8:00 p.m. at least four people were in police custody.

29 March Downtown Oregon Protest, Photos by Q Madp IraqWarHeroes.org

Vandalism included broken windows in Portland businesses, and other unleashing of hostilities, though it was a fairly contained group compared to many that address this subject in the nation.

Portland demonstrations have been fairly sizable in the past; they always dwarf what takes place in Salem, but are small in comparison to events that take place in locations like Olympia, Washington.

In Portland, the crowd reportedly chanted, "Cops, pigs, murderers", and also, "When cops attack, stand up, fight back."

The group had police around them during the march, and the officers tried to keep the group on the sidewalk.

The crowd made their way through downtown, passing the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, the Justice Center and the Edith Green Federal Building, according to The Daily News Online.

For more photos from the protest, visit: Protesters in Portland, Oregon Q Madp LetMeShootYou.org

Our good friend Q Madp of IraqWarheroes.org is an old hand at photographing large scale demonstrations.

He has been doing it for years in many places, like Paris, France and Washington D.C. and a long list of other places:

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Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address: newsroom@salem-news.com

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Q Madp is a person who has dedicated his life to preserving the integrity of those who have died fighting for their nation overseas. This is a person who has wrapped his entire life around his efforts to preserve the legacies of people who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as during other conflicts. He doesn’t think their deaths should go unrecognized, and he is right.

Q is a photographer and he has his work cut out for him as the self-appointed unofficial photographer of NW military funerals. He travels to services and he is constantly on the move. When he isn’t driving or shooting pictures, Q spends his time researching combat statistics and adding names to the vast list that he hopes will eventually include every American lost in the combat theaters and every other allied soldier as well. His Website is easy to remember, IraqWarHeroes.org is a place of memories for thousands of families who have lost a loved one.




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douglas benson April 1, 2010 6:24 am (Pacific time)

These PPD thugs need to realize they cannot just do as they please .These guys are out of control . If they went after thier own like they do regular suspects [and they should ] this kind of thing wouldnt happen as much . The officer involved in the execution of a surendering suspect last month should be in custody on his way to prison for at the very least manslaughter .


NML March 31, 2010 9:03 am (Pacific time)

When police have guns drawn they make demands, one could be shot of they don't meet those demands – this will never change. Understand this truth – choose life!


Q Madp March 30, 2010 5:15 pm (Pacific time)

There were still protesters there past 2200 (10pm). The last large group ended up at Saturday Market area.


Joe March 30, 2010 3:26 pm (Pacific time)

They must all have Mondays off from work.

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