Gun drawn at Portland protest

Portland, Ore. (KGW) — Hundreds of people gathered at Portland, Oregon’s Pioneer Square Thursday night and marched throughout downtown Portland in response to two national shootings of African-American men by police officers.

The protest, organized by Don’t Shoot Portland, began at 7 p.m. and grew in size as the group marched in downtown Portland.

The protest was peaceful until a man, later identified as 36-year-old Michael Strickland, pulled out a gun. Police quickly brought Strickland, who did not fire any shots, into custody.

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