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May Day protests planned in downtown Portland
Portland police officers say multiple May Day demonstrations are set to take place Wednesday across the city, KOIN 6 News reports.
The events will take place in the South Waterfront area, Holladay Park and in downtown Portland from about 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Officials said they didn't know of any permitted street marches but that drivers should still watch out for any people or groups who take to the streets.
Police officers will be at the events to ensure peace is maintained and everyone is safe.
They said those who participate in the demonstrations should not bring weapons or any items that could be used as weapons.
Among the groups gathering on May 1 will be Occupy ICE PDX. The organization said it planned to rally at Elizabeth Caruthers Park at 1 p.m. before marching to the ICE building to "oppose the inhumane detention of the migrant community, separation of families and to #BlockTheWall."
The Portland May Day Coalition said it planned to gather for a "festival of resistance" at Northeast Holladay Street and Northeast 11th Avenue from 4 to 6 p.m.
Before the May Day protests begin, a demonstration organized by Patrick Kimmons' mother will start at 9 a.m. in front of City Hall.
KOIN 6 News is a media partner of the Portland Tribune.
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