About 200 protesters came to Sugarman’s Corner, the local hotspot in downtown Klamath Falls, Oregon, last Sunday night to protest the killing of George Floyd. Like in many of the protests that have recently sprung up in cities across the United States, the group was made up of white, black and Latino people, members of the Native American Klamath Tribes, and the LGBTQ community; a diverse coalition in a county of 68,000 where 9 out of every ten residents are white, according to Census estimates.
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“A lot of these people came out because they swore that antifa buses were in town,” Frederick Brigham, a Klamath Falls resident and musician who goes by 'Wreck the Rebel,' said. “They couldn't believe that I was from here. They thought I must be a black man that came from somewhere else.”
A commander in Oregon's Air National Guard sent out a warning that busloads of "ANTIFA" were coming to a small Oregon town -- when asked about the message, reposted to FB, the Guard said they'd received info from local law enforcement. Armed locals set out to find them. pic.twitter.com/x3LyPbq0DO— Samuel Oakford (@samueloakford) June 6, 2020
Pendleton. La Grande. Coquille. Hermiston. Burns. Ontario. Medford. Grants Pass. Klamath Falls. Monmouth. Tualatin. And more.— Shane D. Kavanaugh (@shanedkavanaugh) June 6, 2020
Black Lives Matter protests erupt across even the reddest parts of Oregon. https://t.co/8fbDweLSa5
Not worried,if it stays like this.From what I can see they are protesting well within their rights and doing it waaaaaay better than antifa and other liberals.Can respect this in full.We had a protest near my house in Klamath,folks armed,no violence.https://t.co/a7hzbKzaC4— Taco-B-Donnachadh (@LABudtender) June 6, 2020
Klamath Falls, OR #BlackLivesMatter protest day 7! Midday family protest. Lots of kids and babies. Mostly supportive honks, one “go home motherfuckers.” Some locals can’t imagine locals supporting #BLM so they insist we must be “outsiders.” pic.twitter.com/XAbjywwV3j— Emma Marris (@Emma_Marris) June 6, 2020