Portland rally shows solidarity with Virginia victims
Several hundred people gathered Friday afternoon on the Portland waterfront to honor 32-year-old Heather D. Heyer, who was killed Saturday, Aug. 12, during a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Heyer was in a crowd of people rallying against White Nationalists and White Supremacists who marched the night before in Charlottesville. She was killed and 19 people injured when a Dodge Challenger driven by James A. Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, slammed into the crowd.
Portland's Resistance organized the Aug. 18 rally in Portland to show solidarity with the Virginia protesters. The rally included a march through downtown and a die-in on the Morrison Bridge with four minutes of silence.
The rally ended at the waterfront with few problems and only minimal police presence.