Duncan residents walk in unity at MLK Day Parade

21 Janvier, 2020, 13:20 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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Grand Marshall Ulysses Washington told 5NEWS it was an honor to be apart of the parade, and he's thankful for the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The annual parade has been going on in downtown for several decades.

Groups were also giving free blood pressure checks and helping people register to vote.

Marchers ended up at the Oregon Convention Center, where they listened to recordings of King's speeches beneath a statue bearing his likeness.

When asked during an interview on MSNBC Monday how President Trump plans to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Northeast Portland. Jermany, who grew up in North and Northeast Portland, has been involved with Don't Shoot Portland since 2018.

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"It's been very empowering to see the multitude and diversity of individuals of all backgrounds coming in, to just join hands and to celebrate that we may all be different, we are the same and we want what's best for our community", she said.

"There's a lot of unspoken racism that's still embedded inside this city and this state that many people are unaware of or complicit with", she said.

In addition to a prayer breakfast, Cenla came together Monday morning for the annual Martin Luther King Day parade.

Jermany was one of a handful of adults marching ahead of the banners and leading the chants.

Event organizers of the celebration in San Luis Obispo say it's important to continue to have moments of reflection to remember everything Dr. King stood for and how everyday people can speak out against injustices.

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