Thousands march in "Solidarity with Charlottesville" rally in Portland

Posted at 8:19 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 23:19:13-04

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGTV) -- Thousands filled the city streets Friday night, shouting "Black Lives Matter" and "USA, no Trump, no KKK, No fascists."

Portland's Resistance leaders are the organizers of the march, which is being called "Eclipse Hate," according to our ABC affiliate in Portland.

The Portland Resistance posted on Facebook Monday, saying that the peaceful rally and march are in solidarity with the community of Charlottesville, Virginia. 

In the letter they shared, the group wrote: 

"What we saw in Virgina on August 11th and 12th, 2017 is Trump's America, not ours. We will defend our communities."

"Just like Charlottesville, Portland has recently and historically faced tragedy at the hands of white supremacy. We stand against the division and destruction that festering racism brings both here and across the country."

The rally started around 5:30 p.m. Friday night. Around 8 p.m. thousands still filled the streets.