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<p>Calvin Jackson takes a stand against violence at north Portland’s McCoy Park. He was among a group of about 90 young people and adults who rallied at the park Friday, many wearing tape over their mouths stating ideas important to them, to protest a rash of shootings in north Portland and elsewhere that has cost lives and left the community traumatized.</p>

Calvin Jackson takes a stand against violence at north Portland’s McCoy Park. He was among a group of about 90 young people and adults who rallied at the park Friday, many wearing tape over their mouths stating ideas important to them, to protest a rash of shootings in north Portland and elsewhere that has cost lives and left the community traumatized.

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Silence the Violence!

Youth take a stand to stop the community bloodshed

Youth lead a demonstration in McCoy Park in response to a recent rash of shootings, some fatal this summer to tell the community "Silence the Violence!"