Community members hold vigil for victims of police violence

"We have all lost lives too soon in an entirely preventable way."

Posted: Apr 18, 2021 3:48 PM
Updated: Apr 18, 2021 6:32 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Around 40 community members came together Sunday afternoon at Maurie Jacobs Park in Eugene to honor the lives of the many minority men and women killed by police violence.

Organizers and community members painted on posters and cardboard to make signs protesting against police brutality.

"Folks who we have all lost to police violence-- even if they are not in our state or direct in our community,"one of the organizers Avery Temple said. "We have all lost lives too soon in an entirely preventable way."

This event was sparked by the recent killings of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and Adam Toledo in Chicago.

"This violence is not inevitable. This violence is not something that always has to be here and that has always been here," said Temple.

During the event, members took a moment of silence in honor of the victims.

Attendees were asked to donate to the victims' families if they were able.

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