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By Holly Brown

Protest against weapons maker that arms Israel.  | Staff/Fight Back! News

Wilsonville, OR – On Monday, June 24, 20 pro-Palestinian protesters rallied at the office of Collins Aerospace in Wilsonville, Oregon. The rally was called by PDX for Palestine to protest the company’s involvement in the genocide in Gaza. Collins Aerospace is a subsidiary of Raytheon, and the Wilsonville facility produces weapons components that go to the Israeli military.

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By Morgan Jenson

Pro-Palestine protest disrupts Democratic Party fundraiser. | Fight Back! News/staff

Portland, OR – On April 13, Oregon Democrats arrived in Portland for the annual Wayne Morse Gala, Oregon’s largest democratic fundraising event of the year. When representatives arrived at the Hilton Hotel, they were met with a group of 50 protesters demanding Oregon Democrats stop funding the genocide of Palestinians.

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Pro-Palestine protesters shut down weapons maker in Gresham, Oregon. | Fight Back! News/staff

Gresham, OR – On April 9, PDX for Palestine staged a demonstration, effectively blocking access to Boeing, a major weapons manufacturer. They voiced their demand for an immediate end to U.S. aid to Israel.

“Boeing has directly contributed to the death of Palestinians and the destruction of Palestine by supplying bombs since and long before October 7,” stated Kacey DeSantis, a member of PDX for Palestine.

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By Morgan Jenson

Portland, Oregon protesters shut down city bridges in solidarity with Palestine. | Fight Back! News/staff

Portland, OR – On March 30, hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Portland and across two of the city's bridges, effectively disrupting traffic throughout the city for close to four hours. They demanded the end to the illegal Zionist occupation, and the right of return for exiled Palestinians to their homeland world.

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By Elijah Morton

Portland activists protest U.S./Israeli genocide in Gaza.  | Fight Back! News/staff

Portland, OR – On March 24, at 1:30 p.m. three dozen protesters gathered at Couch Park in the Nob Hill neighborhood of Portland to show solidarity with the Palestinian struggle and their opposition to the Zionist occupation.

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By Omar Gil

Portland, Oregon protesters stand with Palestine. | Fight Back! News/staff

Portland, OR – On March 16, 50 people came out to Chapman Square in downtown Portland to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian resistance and to demand an end to U.S. support of the Zionist genocide.

The rally and subsequent march lasted for two hours. The rally was the first one called by PDX for Palestine (PDX4P). Organizers and protesters gave speeches in support of the Palestinian resistance and demanding justice, denouncing the Israeli war crimes.

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By Hans Heintze

Portland, OR – At least 50 protesters marched to demand justice for George Floyd, March 8. The protest, one of many held across the country on the first day of Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, demanded the conviction of Derek Chauvin as well as the other three police officers involved in George Floyd’s murder.

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