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Extinction Rebellion & Sunrise holding demonstrations Friday

Friday is the Solstice and the Portland branch of the international group Extinction Rebellion, in coalition with the youth-led Sunrise Movement, will rally downtown to call for dramatic action in defense against climate change.

The organization that blocked the Zenith Energy's North Portland terminal in April by planting a garden on the tracks leading to the company's export facility, today called for "rebellion" against a city government "that no longer has a meaningful claim to power." In a letter to Portland area residents, released today,, Extinction Rebellion PDX announced it will hold a rally at 12:00 noon, this coming Friday, June 21, 2019, at Terry Schrunk Plaza, in Portland, to declare a "climate emergency" and call for mass disruption of business-as-usual, as a last ditch effort to force action on the climate change crisis.
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