The solo auction, a brief account and officer information
A brief retelling of todays events, followed by the names, badge numbers, and descriptions of federal agents and activity.
Three protesters arrived at the Mt. Hood Forest Office around 8am. Approximately 100 people attended the protest. Breakfast was served by volunteers, and consisted of tasty bagels, cereal, and pastries [thanks people]. Various chants and wake up calls went on throughout the protest, with climaxes with the entrance and exits of people into the building. A delegate from the crowd was sent in as a potential bidder, but arrived too late for the bidding. The premium old growth site, on national forest land, was sold for under 70$ to Thomas Creek Lumber. Various speakers from southern Oregon, Bellingham, Washington, and Eugene presented their cases to the crowd. One of the younger looking forest service employees was talkative and laughed at the crowd's antics. When the arrest came, he offered to go to the prison and inform us of what the charge might be. Unfortunately he vanished when I was taking down badge numbers, and I left before I could get it.
As someone exited out of backdoor, protesters rushed to greet the police and unknown stranger with shouts and signs. Eventually, the man made it to his car with police escort. At that point, approximately 9:30, the protesters surrounded the car attempting to blockade the person in. This lasted about 5 minutes or so when the police shoved some protesters to the ground, others fell on nearby comrades. As the man attempted to drive away, the protesters crossed the bushes and set up another human blockade. The protesters stood yelling for a minute or so. Then the shotguns with orange handles surfaced, presumably bean bag guns. The police and forest service agents unsheathed their pepper spray, shook them and took aim. 10 seconds later many protesters were saturated in the painful substance. Fellow protesters quickly rushed to the infected with water, and aided with the detox process. Other brave souls managed to face the pepper spray and took direct action against the possible timber buyer all the way to the street where he left.
The protesters slowly returned to the building's exit to await more fleeing personnel and visitors. For a reason not apparent to me, or any other protestors I spoke with, a protester was handcuffed. Quickly fellow protesters rushed to aid, demanding to know the charge. The officers remained silent. Though I cannot verify this, someone who saw the handcuffing claimed that the person was picking up the coffin [protest prop] when they were grabbed. I took down the badge numbers, when available, and officer names. They are as follows:
 From the forest service: W. Mickle, D. Blythe 1174, Larry Reed [who was the officer filming protesters, 7890. #7890 was very cordial and polite, and was the only person to tell me their badge number. I believe he was not involved in either the pepper spray or handcuffing. Along with the younger gentleman, I believe these two deserve community support for their calm and polite behavior.
 There was one police officer I got a hold of, Sgt. Akin of Sandy police.
The protesters were told to leave within 15 minutes of approximately 10:45, or move to the visitor only parking [away from the exit of possible bidders], the street, or face mass arrests [with plastic ties in hand].
Police and forest service activity:
-Upon first arrival they began surveying the protester's cars.
-There was filming of the protesters frequently throughout the whole event by Larry Reed.
-An unnamed civilian who refused to give any personal information also served as an authority. It appeared he spoke as a liaison between people in the building and officers outside. At the time of the handcuffing he refused to identify himself or his authority over anyone despite serving as a blockade. He is about 5'8"-6' and 160-180lbs (or more). He is balding and pale.
Should anyone require this information for possible arrests, or the license plate number of the drive blocked, contact me at my address below. I condemn the actions of abortion terrorists videotaping and harassing people at clinics, and do not wish to distribute this person's personal information for that reason.
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