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Governor Kate Brown

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will hold a press conference this afternoon, on the heels of three consecutive days of statewide demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

The press release announcing the media event didn't mention its focus, but the timing suggests Brown will discuss the statewide response to past and future protests related to police brutality.

At a morning press conference, Mayor Ted Wheeler and the state US Attorney Billy Williams called on Brown to activate the National Guard to help Portland law enforcement protect government buildings from protesters. She has not yet responded to this request.

Brown will be joined by Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, State Representative Janelle Bynum, State Senator Lew Frederick, and Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton.

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