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Stories and photos from the sit-in and pepperspraying on Feb. 15

From the open publishing newswire: I want to give a big "Thank You!" to everyone on Saturday who supported the actions of myself and my friend/total strangers. What we did was completely spontaneous, and rose out of frustration and a need to do something more than march. Yes, I think that marching is effective, especially yesterday's, since it was unpermitted and was still a *great* success. And yes, what we did may have been more effective if more people joined us, but I can totally respect that some people aren't willing/don't have the money/don't want to deal with being arrested. But for those of you who marched, yet put down our action, and refused to stand in solidarity with us, I have this to say...

Officer who peppersprayed activists. "I believe his name is Marty Rowley, Badge #8969."
Portland Indymedia Reporter Pepper Sprayed At F15 Peace March
From the open publishing newswire: After police arrested the people who had linked arms, the police had grabbed a man who was holding up an anti-war sign in front of a vehicle. I saw physical abuse against this young man and was taking pictures as I was crossing the street. As I looked up from my camera, without warning, I was targeted and sprayed in the face with pepper spray. My eyes immediately filled with intense pain as I fell to the ground. I had several people washing the chemicals out of my eyes with lots of water. It was a very traumatic experience and it should not have happened! If anyone has pictures, video footage, names/badge numbers of police, names of pepper sprayed victims, witnesses etc. or any other information about this event please contact me.
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[ Photo-essay: The sit-in and pepperspray on Feb. 15 ]

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