This is about those little girls: Portland stabbing victim

  • This is about those little girls: Portland stabbing victim

This is about those little girls: Portland stabbing victim

Jeremy Joseph Christian, the man arrested in the stabbings, shouted "You call it terrorism!".

Fletcher suffered slash wounds while two other passengers, Rick Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, were fatally stabbed as they tried to intervene as a man yelled "hate speech" at two African-American girls, one of whom was wearing an Islamic headscarf, police have said.

Christian said he was transient and "does not know the last time he had a permanent address". Your words and actions are meaningful, here in America and throughout the world.

The 21-year-old survivor of the Portland stabbing is asking people to place their attention on the girls victimized instead of him.

Micah Fletcher, the surviving victim of Friday's MAX train attack, watches as suspect Jeremy Christian (not shown) is arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon, U.S., May 30, 2017.

After the fundraising drive massively exceeded this target, organisers said they will use the rest of the funds for long term expenses, such as supporting Mr Best's four children through college.

"You've got to put your life on the line sometimes if you can afford it", he told ABC News.

As a judge listed his charges-two for aggravated murder, intimidation in the second degree, attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon-Christian called the crime an act of patriotism. "When I did pull my headphone off my ear, what I heard the attacker say was "I pay taxes this is my train" and he was making reference to colored people ruining the city and he had first amendment rights", Macy said.

Fletcher, Best and Namkai-Meche were hailed as heroes at vigils for defending the girls. He was released from the hospital Monday and attended the hearing, where a scar on his neck was visible.

"I want the Muslim community to know that they have a home here in Portland and are loved", Fletcher-Cole said. "We've got all kinds of things", said Murr Brewster, who came to see a memorial at the city's transit center.

Christian has three prior felonies.

He told jailers he has no permanent address. "One of the two men said very loudly, 'we just want you off the train, '" Macy said. Her son and another man died.

Fletcher said he had just left class at Portland State University and was on his way to work when he witnessed the incident on the train. She says such a step would deeply honor her son's sacrifice.

On Tuesday, Mayor Ted Wheeler reiterated his call to organizers of a June 4 protest to cancel, saying he fears they could further enflame tensions.

Wheeler had called on the USA government to revoke a permit for an event Sunday billed as a pro-President Donald Trump free-speech rally and not to issue a permit for the rally against Islamic law.