WATCH: Thousands of Protestors Occupy Bridge in Portland by Laying Down With Hands Behind Their Backs, Simulating George Floyd’s Death

On the fifth night of anti-police brutality protests in Portland, Oregon, thousands of people occupied the Burnside Bridge in the city’s downtown by silently laying down with their hands behind their backs, a stunningly powerful gesture meant to replicate the body position of George Floyd when he was allegedly murdered by a Minneapolis police officer who pinned his neck to the pavement for nine minutes.

With footage taken from a helicopter, local ABC News affiliate KATU-TV
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