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Rose City Riveters gather in front of Providence Park to show support for players

Follow along for updates of the Riveters’ gathering outside of Providence Park.

NJ/NY Gotham City FC v Portland Thorns FC Photo by Soobum Im/Getty Images

The Rose City Riveters organized a gathering outside of Providence Park to show support for the Portland Thorns players and the players throughout the league. The gathering was announced yesterday on Twitter by the supporters' group.

Well over 100 people gathered outside of Providence Park, according to the Rose City Review’s Katelyn Best, who was onsite at the event. Fans showed up with signs supporting the bravery shown by Mana Shim, Sinead Farrelly and Kaiya McCullough, all of whom came forward to share their experiences of abuse and mistreatment during their time in the league.

The fans also had many signs calling for the resignation of Timbers’ and Thorns’ general manager Gavin Wilkinson. Photos and videos of the gathering can be seen below in Best’s and Jules Boykoff’s threads on Twitter.

The No Pity Van was on site and was selling NWSL Player’s Association scarves, according to Best. The van also displayed a QR code that could be scanned to donate directly to the player’s association. You can follow this link to donate to the NWSLPA.