About 25 critical massers met at Zip-O-Log Mills in Eugene this afternoon to protest the Clark timber sale where the Fall Creek tree-sit has been on-going for 5 years now. After a short rally, the group biked to the Federal Building, got followed by the cops, and one person was given a citation, but otherwise things went smoothly.
Then, after another short rally at the Federal Building, about 15 people decided to ride over to the new tree-sit on city property in Eugene. On the way, the riders, who were not even taking up a full lane on the road, were surrounded by more than 28 cops in cars and on motorcycles, and everyone was given a citation for disoderly conduct, and 2 were arrested for reasons yet unknown.
There were also riot cops waiting up the road for this group of 15.
If anyone has photos of this ridiculous display of cop overkill or knowledge of the arrests please post.
We must give the power back to the people!!! These pigs are out of control.