Hundreds of people converged on Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland and marched through nearby streets. A smaller rally was taking place at a park in the southeast area of the city.
On Wednesday, a Minnesota officer fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child. A day earlier, Alton Sterling was shot in Louisiana after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers. Both were captured on cellphone video and shared widely online.