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Protest for Black Lives Matter activist hit by car continue Friday night

"I think that this is what it means to be American. This is how this country moves forward is through movements like this. I think that everyone is risking something here, to be out here given the pandemic makes it even more incredible that there is such a show of support," protester Jeff Geiger said.

Posted: Jul 3, 2020 8:28 PM
Updated: Jul 3, 2020 10:37 PM

EUGENE, Ore. --- A couple hundred protesters gathered to show their support for Black Lives Matter activist, Isiah Wagoner on Friday night. Wagoner, a member of the Black Unity Activist Group, was hit by a car during a children's march Sunday evening.

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The protest Friday night was led by the Black Unity Activist Group. 

It started at 7:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Park and hundreds of people participated. They marched to W. 25th Avenue and Friendly Street where speeches were made. The group stopped a few more times to sit down and listen to different speakers. 

Many protesters said they are demanding justice for Wagoner and won't stop fighting until it is served.

Others told us that this holiday weekend is especially important for the Black Lives Matter Movement. 

"I think that this is what it means to be American. This is how this country moves forward is through movements like this. I think that everyone is risking something here, to be out here given the pandemic makes it even more incredible that there is such a show of support," protester Jeff Geiger said. 

Organizers told KEZI 9 News that the protest will end at Westmoreland Park. 

Our KEZI 9 News reporter on scene said police followed the group at a safe distance and the demonstration remained largely peaceful. 

Stay with KEZI 9 News for updates. 

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