Memorial to MAX stabbing victims projected on Downtown Portland building

KATU; June 3, 2017


PORTLAND, Ore. – A message of peace unity is on display high above Downtown Portland this weekend to honor the victims of last week’s deadly MAX train stabbing.

The messages were being projected onto the side of the PacWest Center Building at Southwest 5th and Jefferson Street.

The family of Taliesin Namkai-Meche worked with the Portland mayor’s office to create the projection.

Namkai-Meche joined Ricky Best and Micah Fletcher in standing up for two young girls who were being harassed on a MAX train last Friday, May 26. All three men were stabbed as a result of their heroic actions; Namkai-Meche and Best died of their wounds, while Fletcher was seriously injured in the attack.

The images will be on display again Sunday night.

They can be viewed from Terry Schrunk Plaza, where controversial rallies are scheduled for Sunday afternoon. The memorial is also visible across the river on the Eastbank Esplanade.