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Protesters, counter-protesters clash at Cascade Middle School

Organizers said it started as an anti-police protest when counter protesters showed up to support the police.

Posted: Jan 13, 2019 5:26 PM
Updated: Jan 13, 2019 5:32 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A heated protest broke out at Cascade Middle School Sunday evening ending with a police response.

Organizers said it started as an anti-police protest when counter protesters showed up to support the police.

There were people holding signs in support of Eugene Police officers and others were holding signs claiming Friday's incident was an "assassination" of their friend, Charles Landeros who was shot and killed by police.

A parent of a student at Cascade Middle School said her child was terrified when he found out about what happened at his school and said she was there to defend that.

"They're saying disarm cops," said Karen Neurotch. "They're saying that that was murder. It wasn't murder. He brought a gun to my kids school. They didn't get calls because their kids don't go here. I got a call saying my kid was terrified because they heard shots fired."

KEZI tried to speak with protesters on the other side, but they didn't want to comment on camera.

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