People rallied Wednesday in downtown Portland to show support for the "Bring Back Our Girls" movement. The group was protesting the kidnapping of nearly three hundred Nigerian schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terrorist organization.
City officials, faith communities, and education advocates came together to demonstrate support for families of the girls families who were kidnapped.
Vitalis Ogbeama is the president of the Nigerian Community of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
"It bring light to the problem and people will be talking about it and won't stop talking about it until the girls come home, which is a testimony that when evil is done anywhere, any place in the world, humanity can still come together and condemn it," Ogbeama says.
The rally was one of many recent protests organized in support of the abducted girls in cities around the world.
This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.