By Reuben Schafir
CatlinSpeak (Portland, Oregon)
Protestors at the annual May Day protest clashed briefly with Police on Friday, May 1.
While no arrests were made, several protestors were pepper sprayed. Members of the group Don’t Shoot PDX protested police violence, while other protestors from the “15 Now” campaign marched in support of a $15 minimum wage. A small group of protestors blocked the Burnside Bridge, however the group soon dispersed.
A “15 Now” signs in favor of a $15 minimum wage stuck in the hand of a statue in Pioneer Courthouse Square. (Photo: Reuben Schafir)
Milk on the bricks of the Square, which was remnants of a hasty makeshift medical antidote for those sprayed with pepper spray by Portland Police officers. (Photo: Reuben Schafir)
Several protestors continued to block part of the Burnside bridge even after others had left. (Photo: Reuben Schafir)