A handful of demonstrators wave signs at passing traffic during in "pop up" protest at Orchard Heights Park on Wednesday, June 17. (Cathy Cheney/Salem Reporter)

A small gathering of Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered on Wednesday, June 17, in front of Orchard Heights Park in West Salem to hold up signs to passing motorists. 

The protest was organized by Robin Conningham, the second she has put together. The group of nine waved their handmade signs at passing motorists, who signaled by beeping their horns in support. Conningham said even a small gathering can make a difference.

Salem has seen demonstrations and marches large and small since the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, who was killed while in the custody of Minneapolis police. Demonstrations continue in Portland nightly and also across the U.S.

Young demonstrators wave signs at passing traffic during in "pop up" protest at Orchard Heights Park on Wednesday, June 17. (Cathy Cheney/Salem Reporter)

Laurel Goode, with her dog Bella, supports Black Lives Matter during a "pop up" protest at Orchard Heights Park on Wednesday, June 17. (Cathy Cheney/Salem Reporter)

Laurel Goode waves at passing traffic outside Orchard Heights Park during a Black Lives Matter demonstration on Wednesday, June 17. (Cathy Cheney/Salem Reporter)

Robin Cunningham participates in "pop up" protest she organized at Orchard Heights Park on Wednesday, June 17. (Cathy Cheney/Salem Reporter)

Robin Cunningham participates in "pop up" protest she organized at Orchard Heights Park on Wednesday, June 17. (Cathy Cheney/Salem Reporter)

Demonstrators hale traffic outside Orchard Heights Park in West Salem on Wednesday, June 17 as part of a "pop up" demonstration for Black Lives Matter. (Cathy Cheney/Salem Reporter)

Amy Baden displays her handcrafted sign to support Black Lives Matter during a "pop up" protest at Orchard Heights Park on Wednesday, June 17. (Cathy Cheney/Salem Reporter)

Erin Montgomery, 10, takes part in the "pop up" demonstration for Black Lives Matter on Wednesday, June 17. She said she is passionate about social justice. (Cathy Cheney/Salem Reporter)

Signs support Black Lives Matter during a "pop up" protest at Orchard Heights Park on Wednesday, June 17. (Cathy Cheney/Salem Reporter)

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