More than 100 individuals collect in Portland, despite BLM protest cancellation – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

5September 2020

A crowd of individuals who support the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as fans of the cops, gather in front of Portland City Hall and Portland Authorities Dept.

PORTLAND, Maine– More than 100 people gathered in Portland Saturday afternoon, in spite of

the formal Black Lives Matter protest being canceled previously in the day. Past 5 p.m., when the initial demonstration was scheduled to happen, a big group gathered in front of Portland Municipal government and the

Portland Cops Department to protest racial injustice and police cruelty. This comes after BLM Maine canceled its demonstration, however the Maine People’s Housing Union

decided to stand with their pals at BLM Maine, although there were hazards to the group leading up to the occasion.”Our neighborhood is injured a lot by authorities, specifically the homeless in the park,”Adam Rice with the Maine People’s Real estate Union said. Individuals likewise ended up to reveal assistance for the cops. The protesters and counter-protesters clashed in several exchanges.

“We ‘d enjoy to take a seat and talk with them. We ‘d like to be able to get along and have the ability to shake each others hands and co-exist with each other,”counter-protester Shaun Hofton of Portland said.

One protester who shared her story with the group was Tanisha McKenzie.” I wish to spread out the love. I desire equality. That’s all I have actually ever looked at anyone for and I want everyone to do the exact same,” McKenzie stated.

The BLM demonstration organizers held off the arranged protest previously in the day

, pointing out judgment and disappointment from city officials. RELATED: BLM demonstration organizers hold off Saturday event, mentioning judgment and frustration from city authorities The demonstration was scheduled in action to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

the two groups gathered. We will bring you updates as the scenario develops. Both BLM prospers and counter protesters have actually walked to Portland PD. Some officers are looking on #NEWSCENTERmaine pic.twitter.com/vKiMQSIKa4– Jackie Mundry( @j_mundry)September 5, 2020 RELATED: BLM protest organizers hold off Saturday event , citing judgment and dissatisfaction from city authorities RELATED: Unions threaten work interruptions amidst require racial justice That fasted, BLM demonstrators are now telling counter protestors to go home #NEWSCENTERmaine pic.twitter.com/VQW06l9eQ0– Jackie Mundry(@j_mundry )September 5, 2020 Source: newscentermaine.com

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