Photos: Demonstrators held “War on Racism” rally at the Oregon State Capital

William Jones leads “War on Racism” rally in taking a knee at the Oregon State Capital on Saturday, July 11.

Demonstrators took to the Oregon State Capital State Park to hold a “War on Racism” rally to “highlight the continued blatant inadequate actions of the Salem Police Department and the Oregon State Police” on Saturday, July 11.

The event was hosted by Greg Simpson Jr., Julianne Ashley Jackson, and Greggery V Peterson Sr.

During the rally, William Jones lead with a motivational speech and kneeling, asking the young generations for their help and guidance:

I know I am older, but that doesn’t mean I am smarter. I may have more experience, but it doesn’t mean I am smarter…I get that you young generation are angry, and I get that you young generation are mad because you think us old cats don’t understand you. I understand you. I understand that ya’ll are going through a rough time. I understand that ya’ll need a shoulder to lean on too…come lean on mine and let me listen to do, and let’s help each other form an old man to a young man, from an old man to a young woman, I can help you, let me help

William Jones

“This is a time where you have to be strong mentally, [and] this is a time where you can’t be angry but you have to be smart. You got to learn how to use the tools that you have, because if you know how to use your tools this would be a whole different world right now.”

Demonstrators from “Back the Blue” rally marched down State St. after speaking at the Oregon Capital.

The event was also met with opposition from Joey Nations and other conservative groups with their own “Back the Blue” rally.

What they are really trying to do, or planning on doing, is replacing the police with leftist thought patrol, with leftist ability to creep into every part of your life because now they are enforcing the laws. They want to get rid of the police as we know it and replace it with leftist ideology and enforcement

Joey Nations

The event ended on a positive note, aside from the one provocateur who managed to rile everyone up, everything began to settle down with a small group of the demonstrators able to have a peaceful dialogue with each other.

“War on Racism” highlights (by Joshua Wolf/Stork Entertainments)
Demonstrators gathered after both events finished to have peaceful dialogues
Demonstrators gathered after both events finished to have peaceful dialogues
Joey Nations spoke to the “Back the Blue” demonstrators moments before their march to speak about the WWII veterans who later became law enforcement officers.
Provocateur with a “Kanye 2020” and “Black Lives Matter Too” kneels before being removed from the street by both demonstrations.
Provocateur with a “Kanye 2020” and “Black Lives Matter Too” kneels before being removed from the street by both demonstrations.
Provocateur with a “Kanye 2020” and “Black Lives Matter Too” kneels before being removed from the street by both demonstrations.
Provocateur with a “Kanye 2020” and “Black Lives Matter Too” kneels before being removed from the street by both demonstrations.
“War on Racism” demonstrator walks over to the “Back the Blue” demonstrators before being told to go back in order to keep it peaceful.
“Back the Blue” demonstrators took to the front steps of the Oregon Capital across from the “War on Racism” rally on Saturday, July 11.
“Back the Blue” demonstrators took to the front steps of the Oregon Capital across from the “War on Racism” rally on Saturday, July 11.
“Back the Blue” demonstrators took to the front steps of the Oregon Capital across from the “War on Racism” rally on Saturday, July 11.
“Back the Blue” demonstrator sang to the rally goers on Saturday, July 11.
“Back the Blue” demonstrators took to the front steps of the Oregon Capital across from the “War on Racism” rally on Saturday, July 11.
“War on Racism” demonstrator holds up “BLUE IS NOT A RACE/HOLD POLICE ACCOUNTABLE” sign on Saturday, July 11.
William Jones urges the “War on Racism” demonstrators to stay peaceful and to avoid less than desirable outcome.
“War on Racism” demonstrators took to the Oregon State Capital Park on Saturday, July 11.
William Jones asks for the younger generation to help everyone understand what they are going through.
William Jones speaks through a megaphone at the “War on Racism” rally on Saturday, July 11.
Greg Simpson Jr., one of the organizers, gave a speech at the “War on Racism” rally.
“War on Racism” demonstrators took to the Oregon State Capital Park on Saturday, July 11.

Photos: Hundreds gather at Oregon Capital for Black Lives Matter protest

A group of Black Lives Matter protestors and advocates gathered in front of the Oregon Capital on Saturday, July 4.

Speaking for racial injustices and economic inequalities, the protest had hundreds show up at the rally; including counter protestors such as the Proud Boys.

Black Lives Matter mural is drawn on the pavement in front of the Oregon Capital on Saturday, July 4.
Man was arrested after he pushed a counter-protestor.
Oregon State Police addressed the false accusation that their officer shown a “White Power” hand gesture to show his support for the counter-protestors.
Motorcyclists rode in under the Oregon State Park during the #BlackLivesMatter rally.
Proud Boys and other conservative counter-protestors walked away from the frontlines to where the memorial for WWII is for a BBQ.
Counter-protestor holds up “SUPPORT POLICE” sign
Black Lives Matter solidarity logo printed on a skate board at the #BlackLivesMatter rally.
#BlackLivesMatter protestors gathered at the Oregon State Capital in solidarity for racial and economic justice on Saturday, July 4.
Oregon State Police officer pushed #BlackLivesMatter protestor’s sign back, he was met with back lash from the protestors.
#BlackLivesMatter protestors gathered at the Oregon State Capital in solidarity for racial and economic justice on Saturday, July 4.
#BlackLivesMatter protestors gathered at the Oregon State Capital in solidarity for racial and economic justice on Saturday, July 4.
#BlackLivesMatter protestors gathered at the Oregon State Capital in solidarity for racial and economic justice on Saturday, July 4.
#BlackLivesMatter protestors gathered at the Oregon State Capital in solidarity for racial and economic justice on Saturday, July 4.
#BlackLivesMatter had a “Doggles of Doom” show up at the rally with a “I BITE FASCISTS” sign strapped to his side.
Proud Boys and other conservatives had a barbecue near the World War II memorial near where the #BlackLivesMatter protest happened.
Conservative counter-protest chants “All Lives Matter” as they were getting surrounded by the #BlackLivesMatter protestors.
Conservative counter-protest chants “All Lives Matter” as they were getting surrounded by the #BlackLivesMatter protestors.
#BlackLivesMatter protestors gathered at the Oregon State Capital in solidarity for racial and economic justice on Saturday, July 4.
#BlackLivesMatter protestors gathered at the Oregon State Capital in solidarity for racial and economic justice on Saturday, July 4.