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Fesser, who was targed by West Linn police in racist, illegal 2017 arrest, joins hundreds for community protest

Hundreds of people from West Linn and beyond gathered in Willamette Park for a peaceful protest against racism Thursday, June 18.

The protest, organized by Jaydon and Amani Grant, featured people of color from West Linn and the greater Portland area sharing their own experiences with racism in the community. One of those to share their experiences was Michael Fesser, who in 2017 was arrested by West Linn police following an illegal and racially-motivated investigation.PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Protestors raise their fists in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at a peaceful protest in West Linn. PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Michael Fesser (center) who was wrongully arrested by West Linn police in 2017, speaks at a protest in West Linn June 18. PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - A Portland woman speaks at Thursday's protest in West Linn about police brutality, racism, silence and what it takes to speak up.PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Protestors kneel outside the West Linn Police Department for nine minutes in honor of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis when an officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes.PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Protestors walk back to Willamette Park after marching to the West Linn Police Department at Thursday's protest.PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - People from West Linn and the greater Portland area turned out for Thursday's protest against racism in West Linn and the broader community.PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Michael Fesser (in orange) talks with acting West Linn chief of police Peter Mahuna and Captain Oddis Rollins.


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