It’s been heart-wrenching hearing about case after case of police brutality, disproportionately against people of color. When some of the high schoolers in our community organized a peaceful protest in downtown North Bend, I knew I wanted to be there. It was energizing and uplifting to see so many in our community come together to raise our voices, even out in the suburbs of the Cascade foothills. Caroline and I went together and her daughter, Ashlyn, volunteered to register new voters.
Notice the guy on the building ready to snipe us at a moments notice! The property owners insisted the tenants board up their buildings. They would not let the business owners paint on the boards so they taped up posters of support instead. There was zero violence or looting at this event.
The guy in this old beater was awesome! He lifted protesters spirits by driving through, revving his engine continuously. Kind of took what the jerks in the pickups did and turned it on its head. Everyone loved him!