Protests for September 30


September 30th marks the 2 year anniversary of the death of Patrick Kimmons. His mother, Letha Winston, has been a staple at Portland protests ever since his death, and since the George Floyd Protests began has been leading weekly marches in honor of her late son. Tonight, Letha organized a march and memorial for Patrick, and the community showed up in the hundreds. At its peak there were an estimated 500 people at the event. The event began at Pioneer Square in Downtown Portland, and from there the group marched to their final destination: SW 3rd and Harvey Milk Street, where Patrick Kimmons was killed by Portland Police two years prior. Here, there were food and drink vendors set up to feed protesters, and multiple black community members spoke to the crowd before Letha Winston took the mic, gripping the crowd with an emotional speech about losing her son. After the speeches concluded, local black artists performed for the crowd and the demonstration took on the atmosphere of a block party. This relaxed feeling, a rarity in Portland protests, carried throughout the night, and by 1 am the night ended quietly and without any interruption by police.

Scheduled Events


The nightly demonstration is taking place downtown tonight and marks the 2 year anniversary of the death of Patrick Kimmons, who was killed by Portland Police.

Just after 7:05 pm, protesters leave Pioneer Square and begin marching through the downtown area.

At 8 pm, speeches begin at the site of Patrick Kimmons’ death.

A truck driving erratically nearby towards the protest distracts the group briefly.

Letha Winston, the organizer of the demonstration and mother of Patrick Kimmons, steps up to the mic.

A reportedly intoxicated individual briefly disrupts Letha Winston but is quickly escorted away from the protest.




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