Black Lives Matter, protest, Washington County

Seven days, twenty protests: Washington County residents march, protest, and call for change

Protesters line 19th Way in Forest Grove on Tuesday, June 2. Photo: Chas Hundley

WASHINGTON COUNTY - In the span of one week, cities and communities in Washington County saw at least 20 protests decrying police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, from cities as small as North Plains to the county seat of Hillsboro.

According to data obtained from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, that agency was aware of 19 such protests in the county from June 2 through June 8; at least one more small protest not listed was held in front of the Forest Grove City Library on June 8.

There may be even more protests not included in the county data. 

All of those protests have proceeded peacefully, much like the vast majority of protests across the . . .

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