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Linking escalating incidents of global police violence to local

On Monday, August 6 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, activists will express grief and anger over the vengeful behavior of Italian security forces during last week's G8 conference, and fear of worsening repression in this country. Coffins, dirges, and mourning attire will symbolize horror at the renewal of state terrorism. Members of the Portland community will link the escalating police violence in Quebec, Sweden, and Italy to growing police aggression in Portland, including the FTAA demonstration on 7/31, July Critical Mass, and ongoing terrorism against "black-clad" activists. Speakers will highlight personal fear and grief, and community response. Press conference, 11:30 AM; Funeral, Noon
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