the two young women who were arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience today in portland (for sitting down in the middle of the Broadway and not moving, YAY!) have been released. charges are minor (disturbing the peace - i think, interfering with a police officer, the perennial resisting arrest). no word on the young man who sat with him or the other young man who was arrested for walking his bicycle nearby at the time, but with the jails taking no new people (due to budget cuts) it is likely that they will be out soon, if they haven't been released already.
the young woman i spoke to was in good spirits and confirmed that the action was a spontaneous one, not pre-planned.
photos of their action and the arrests will be posted here later.
these people were BEAUTIFUL today and i express here my admiration for them!