"Speakers included legendary community organizers Jo Ann Hardesty, Rev. Dr. Leroy Haynes, and Fred Bryant - the father of Keaton Otis - a young black man who was tazered multiple times and then shot to death after being racially profiled by Portland police. An officer at the scene of the shooting admitted Otis had been followed by police not because of any criminal wrongdoing, but purely for the way he looked while wearing a hoodie.
It seemed difficult for Fred Bryant to retell the account of his son's killing at the hands of the PPB, despite having done so many times before. Hardesty consoled Bryant after he appeared to tear-up half way through his speech. The crowd cheered him on while applauding support"
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