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A youth-led climate strike on Friday drew thousands of Portlanders, mostly students, but also toddlers to grandparents, joining millions worldwide to protest government inaction on the climate change crisis. But one incident involving police use of force against a young African American male drew complaints of police brutality from black civic leaders. Thousands marched peacefully from City Hall, across Hawthorne Bridge to the grounds of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

A youth-led climate strike on Friday drew thousands of Portlanders, mostly students, but also toddlers to grandparents, joining millions worldwide to protest government inaction on the climate change crisis. But one incident involving police use of force against a young African American male drew complaints of police brutality from black civic leaders. Thousands marched peacefully from City Hall, across Hawthorne Bridge to the grounds of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

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