© 2022 KLCC

KLCC
136 W 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401
541-463-6000
klcc@klcc.org

Contact Us

FCC Applications
Oregon's Willamette Valley seen from Eugene
NPR for Oregonians
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Pro-Police Supporters in Springfield Face Off Against Counter Protesters

IMG-4174.jpg
Elizabeth Gabriel
/
KLCC News

 

Monday evening, community members gathered in downtown Springfield to support local police.

 

Beginning at 5:30, roughly 300 pro and anti police protesters met at the Springfield Public Library.

IMG-4038.jpg
Credit Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News
/
KLCC News

Tensions between protesters rose on multiple occasions, causing police officers to step in to deescalate several fights. At least one anti-police protester was arrested.

Before the night ended, anti-police protesters stood in a line across from Springfield Police on several occasions. One of which included chants for Stacy Kenny, who was killed by SPD in March 2019.

The protest concluded around 9:30. More protests in support of black lives matter and defunding the police are being planned for later this week in Eugene.

 

Elizabeth Gabriel is a former KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She is an education reporter at WFYI in Indianapolis.
Related Content