PORTLAND — An annual Black Friday protest against clothing that uses animal fur drew about 70 people who marched through the rain in downtown Portland.
The Oregonian reports that the protesters made stops outside several retail stores, passed holiday shoppers and wound up in a downtown park to chow down on vegan cake.
Sponsors encouraged protesters to wear zombie face paint and fur coats, but only a couple of marchers donned the makeup and the preferred garb was rain gear.
In Defense of Animals spokesman Eric Phelps says his group suggested the makeup in an effort to “mix things up a bit this year" and illustrate the type of people who wear animal fur.
But he concedes that, in his words, “In Portland, with the rain, we probably should have known better."