Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler wants tougher penalties for people repeatedly caught engaging in violence and vandalism, wants police officers to have more tools to investigate protest-related violence and promises tougher policing against demonstrators who break the law.
Civil rights protest groups continue to challenge and lead their communities to reform two months after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. On Thursday, a group protested outside Sundance Natural Foods claiming it had wrongfully terminated an employee based on race. Some protestors in Eugene have resorted to unorthodox tactics to force change.
Weeks after the Eugene Police Department declared a riot on May 29, the department declared one again last Saturday, July 25. Demonstrators in Eugene gathered to stand in solidarity with Portland protesters in opposition of the Federal Department of Homeland Security and against police brutality.
A new group is forming in Eugene that’ll show support for Portland protesters and provide protection for local activists during more confrontational events. Wall of Moms: Eugene is already drawing up lots of interest.
In the third episode of KLCC's special series covering Black Lives Matter protests in Eugene and Springfield, Black Unity leaders stand in solidarity with Portland protesters, All Lives Matter protesters chant "Black Lives Matter," and Eugene's long-awaited City Council work session on policing is right around the corner. Join KLCC News Director Rachael McDonald and reporters Elizabeth Gabriel and Nathan Bouquet in the latest episode of the Northwest Passage.
The two Pioneer statues that protesters toppled Saturday will not be returned to their pedestals on the University of Oregon campus. UO President Michael Schill made the announcement in a letter to the campus community Monday.
After the death of George Floyd, protests have erupted across the nation in response to racism and police brutality. In Eugene, an estimated crowd of 7,000-10,000 people peacefully came together on Sunday to promote equality.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ denial of an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline project has opponents cheering…but some Native American activists say the fight’s not over. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports from a rally in Eugene.