The skanner. (Portland, Or.) 1975-2014, December 28, 2016, Page Page 9, Image 9

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    December 28, 2016 The Skanner Page 9
AP PHOTO/JOHN LOCHER
BETH NAKAMURA/COURTESY OF THE OREGONIAN
A Look Back At 2016
Raiford Tried, Acquitted
Trump Elected
PHOTO BY SUSAN FRIED
Donald Trump claimed his place Nov. 8 as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the
celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took
advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the
White House. By the time of the Dec. 19 electoral college vote, Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton
was up by 3 million votes in the popular vote — but Trump nevertheless clinched a narrow electoral
victory. While national results failed to place a woman in the White House, female politicians in
Oregon claimed several notable victories, including the election of Gov. Kate Brown, the re-elections
of attorney general Ellen Rosenblum and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and the surprising
victory of city council candidate Chloe Eudaly over incumbent Steve Novick. The Multnomah County
Commission also ended the night with the election of a majority-female, majority-minority board of
commissioners for the first time in the county’s history.
Teressa Raifford, a lead organizer with Don’t Shoot PDX, was tried and acquitted in April in connection
with an arrest held during a protest the previous August. On Aug. 9, 2015 — the one-year anniversary
of the shooting of Mike Brown by police in Ferguson, Mo., police — a group of 100 protestors stopped
traffic at 82nd Avenue and SE Division Street for four and a half minutes to remember the four and
a half hours that Brown’s body lay in the street after he was shot. The group then moved to the
southwest corner of the intersection where they began chanting and drumming, Raiford said. A
video shows most of the protestors had moved onto the sidewalk, but Raiford was in the street
when she was arrested on a charge of second-degree disorderly conduct. Another protestor, Diane
Chavez, was also arrested for second-degree disorderly conduct.
Resisting Trump
PHOTO BY SUSAN FRIED
Garfield High School students left class and joined 5,000 other Seattle students from 20 public schools
in a walkout Nov. 14 to protest the election of Donald Trump. Students chanted “Not My President”
and “We Reject the President Elect” and they carried signs that said things like “America was Never
Great for P.O.C” and “Love Trumps Hate.” Portland Public Schools students numbering in the hundreds
walked out the same day, and the week following Trump’s election saw several consecutive nights of
protest in cities nationwide, with Portland protesters numbering in the thousands.
Standing Rock Solidarity
Three year old Enick and her father joined hundreds of people in a march from City Hall to Westlake
Park in Seattle Sept. 17 to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux as they fight to stop the
building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. On Dec. 4, the Obama administration denied the final permit
for the pipeline and said a different route would be sought, granting activists a temporary victory.
Protesters across the country continue to urge divestment from banks funding the pipeline, and
activists anticipate a lengthy legal battle to ensure the pipeline is not constructed.
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