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Protest Chief Kroeker's trip to learn "anti-terrorism" tactics in Israel

From the open publishing newswire: In case you haven't heard, Portland Police Chief Mark Kroeker is scheduled to leave on Thursday for Israel, to learn "anti-terrorism" tactics from the country's police (and military?) forces. He is planning to meet with the local Muslim and Jewish community at 11 am at the "Justice" Center to discuss his trip.

In response, the Palestine Action Group announced that it is going to "make its presence known" outside of the Justice Center Tuesday morning at 10:30 am. Many in the community think that Chief Kroeker "just doesn't get it" when it comes to the minority (especially Hispanic and Arab) communities in Portland. The tactics that Israel uses against the Palestinians are certainly nothing to be celebrated and learned from. Yet, Kroeker is leaving on Thursday to do just that. Let Kroeker know that he can't get away without us noticing.
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