PDX Protest Bail Fund offers relief from financial strain of protest arrests

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Tue, 06/09/2020 - 5:45pm to 6:00pm

 

Just as protests against police brutality and racial injustice began in Portland, the Portland General Defense Committee established the PDX Protest Bail Fund to cover bail and legal expenses for participants arrested in the demonstrations related to George Floyd's murder by police in Minneapolis. 

Community members continue to contribute to their GoFundMe site, however the group ran into some difficulty in receiving the donations, due to illegitimate reports of fraud to the site. 

KBOO's Althea Billings spoke with Raul of the Portland General Defense Committee to learn more about the bail fund, its application, and the importance of legal support for activists. 

More information about the Portland General Defense Committee available online at pdxgdc.com.

 

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