Portland moms and dads marched in droves Monday night, joining downtown protesters on the 54th night of demonstrations that would later swell overnight amid escalating tensions with feds in the city, according to multiple reports.
The group of parents dressed in yellow and orange marched from the downtown Waterfront to the Justice Center. They reportedly set off to meet up and protect protesters who they said had been gassed or injured by federal officers.
“I found it wrong that the federal government was trying to come here and prevent people from protesting and exercising their right to assemble and protest,” mom Megan Kelly told Portland’s KATU.
Portland has experienced weeks of unrest following the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.