Black Unity Group Leads March for Member Hit by Car

Jul 3, 2020

Last night, Black Unity held a march to demand justice for member Isiah Wagoner, who was hit by a car last Sunday during a children's march. Wagoner, known for his community involvement and activism in the Black Lives Matter movement, is recovering at home after being released from the hospital. 

 

Protesters block intersection at 28th and Chambers St. while march organizers give speeches
Credit Nathan Bouquet

KLCC's Nathan Bouquet reported that about 200 people marched from Westmoreland park around South Eugene to support Wagoner. 

 

“I’m standing close to the intersection of 25th and Friendly Street, where Black Unity members have halted the march and blocked surrounding traffic,” Bouquet said. “They’re currently sharing words about Isiah’s actions last weekend and the Black Lives Matter movement, while protesters sit in the road to listen.”

 

Though the march attracted both positive and negative attention from surrounding neighborhoods, organizers maintained orderly conduct within the group using megaphones to begin chants and call out directions.

 

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