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Reflecting On Covering Last Summer's Social Justice Protests In Eugene

Chris Pietch

One year ago, on May 29, 2020, what started as a vigil to observe and mourn the killing of George Floyd turned into a violent destructive demonstration in downtown Eugene.

  KLCC’s Rachael McDonald spoke with Register-Guard reporter Adam Duvernay.

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Smoldering remains of a large fire set during the night of May 29, 2020 at the intersection of West 7th and Washington St in Eugene.


Riot repercussions: Eugene's lawless first act in a year of protest still under scrutiny

Eugene police have spend more than 1,300 hours in the ongoing investigation and search for suspects related to the May 29, 2020 protest-turned-riot.

From Register-Guard reporters Adam Duvernay and Megan Banta.

Copyright 2021 KLCC.


Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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