PDX Skates For Black Lives

By Nick Shields

On June 10th, 2020 skateboarders in Portland, Oregon flooded the waterfront bike paths to protest police brutality and racial injustice in America. With only two days notice. skaters were able to plan and execute this protest with over a hundred participants. The skaters met at the Moda Center, home to the Portland Trailblazers, and skated down and around the waterfront with signs in hand. Stopping at larger gathering areas, leaders of the protest would rifle through speeches and initiate chants of equality. The skate route ended just near the convention center with an impromptu session down a three block. Skaters of all different race, ethnicity, and gender joined in on the huckfest. Skateboarders around the world continue to set up rallies like this one, find us at San Diego’s “Rolling For Rights” on June 20th. Follow @rollingforrightssd on Instagram for updates.

Skaters coming around the bend for the home stretch.
Gathering to make clear of the purpose and keeping the group together and concentrated is important.
More than just skateboarders wheeled out for the protest.
Yes they do.
3 block session to end the day.
Tre flip got stomped.
Everybody gets to peep the clip.

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