Sunday’s ‘Indigenous Womxn’s March’ seeks to continue momentum of Portland’s weekend protests

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Portland saw three large protests and celebrations Saturday, all related to the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Sunday afternoon will see another march: "The Indigenous Womxn’s March," which gets underway at Terry Shrunk Plaza in downtown Portland at 1 p.m.

The event highlights the lives and activism of Red Fawn Fallis and Berta Cáceres.

Fallis is a Dakota Access oil-pipeline protester charged with shooting at police officers in October 2016. Her trial was supposed to start on Jan. 29 in Bismarck, N.D., but the Denver Post reports that she has reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to civil disorder and gun possession. She is expected to change her plea on Monday.

Caceras, a high-profile Honduran environmental activist who won the 2015 Goldman prize, was shot to death at her home in March 2016. Eight men have been charged with her murder. The British newspaper The Guardian reported last year that there’s evidence the murder may have been "an extrajudicial killing planned by [Honduran] military intelligence specialists."

The Goldman Environmental Prize praised Caceras for having "rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam," a hydroelectric project in western Honduras.

Organizers of the Sunday march in Portland encourage those attending to wear red.

— Douglas Perry

Protesters attend a rally Saturday in Portland, Ore. Organizers of the National March for Impeachment say they represent a community rallying against President Donald Trump and the actions of his administration.

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