Revisiting Portland a Year after the Rioting

Historians in the News
tags: far right, riots, Portland, antifa, Proud Boys, Civil Disorders

 

 

Following George Floyd's murder, protests raged in Portland, Oregon for more than 100 days. Federal law enforcement officers were sent to the city, sparking even more demonstrations.

One year later, what's changed in Portland?

"I just see that we're doing a dance, but things aren't really changing," activist Mic Crenshaw says.

"Now it's COVID relaxation and everybody acts like 'let's go back to normal,' " activist Demetria Hester says, "No! Nobody wants to go back to normal."

"Without that pressure, how do you get politicians to act with the urgency that the community has demanded?" history professor Elliot Young says.

 

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