Watch thousands of peaceful demonstrators lie down on Burnside Bridge in powerful protest

Watch thousands of peaceful demonstrators lie down on Burnside Bridge in powerful protest

As cities across the nation participate in protests for justice for George Floyd, people in Portland, Oregon have shown up in an especially moving way. Thousands of peaceful protesters in Portland again laid down on the Burnside Bridge for nine minutes with their hands on their backs, as reported by local outlet KATU 2. Protesters did this on both Monday and Tuesday evening. The Williamette Week reports that protesters chanted Breonna Taylor’s name in addition to Floyd’s. Images and videos from the scene are truly moving. 

Wow. Just wow. pic.twitter.com/Km0y9T9ysc

� Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) June 3, 2020

Earlier this evening, a large crowd of demonstrators laid down in the middle of the Burnside Bridge for nine minutes in memory of George Floyd. https://t.co/JKCC0CpSUf pic.twitter.com/3BHUFajDNL

� Fox12Oregon (@fox12oregon) June 3, 2020

Back on the Burnside Bridge. Easily thousands of people for #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/U6Vnqp5JKq

� Mike Benner (@MikeBennerKGW) June 3, 2020

Burnside bridge in Portland Oregon right now pic.twitter.com/aRQADagwDh

� ron (@ron55967579) June 3, 2020

RIGHT NOW – Traffic is blocked on the Burnside Bridge in Portland. Protesters are laying on the ground with their hands behind their backs #LiveOnK2 pic.twitter.com/ip2oe541pr

� Dan McCarthy (@DanMcKATU) June 2, 2020

And from Monday night’s protest.

over 10,000 marched in #portland tonight. we defied the curfew and chanted #georgefloyd and #BreonnaTaylor across the Burnside bridge pic.twitter.com/26j2VLHsP1

� danielle � (@kingmoodybrat) June 1, 2020

We cannot see the beginning or end of this crowd from our spot on the Burnside Bridge. Seems to be possibly the largest demonstration we�ve seen so far in Portland in these five nights. pic.twitter.com/mkSGPIedpj

� Audrey Weil (@audreytweil) June 3, 2020

Portland healthcare workers also gathered for Floyd.

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