FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2020, file photo, Demetria Hester, center, speaks to the media after being released from the Multnomah County Justice Center following her arrest in Portland, Ore. More than two months of sustained, intense protests in Portland, Oregon, one of the whitest major cities in America, have captured the world

Aug. 16, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than two months of intense protests in Portland, Oregon — one of America’s whitest major cities — have captured the world’s attention and put a place that’s less than 6% Black at the heart of the conversation about police brutality and systemic racism.

Since May, nightly demonstrations in Oregon’s largest city have featured overwhelmingly white crowds — from middle-aged mothers marching arm in arm to the mayor getting…

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