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forest defense | police / legal

One of the "Borg 4" goes on trial tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Wednesday September 3rd, one of the four people charged with "Interference with an agricultural operation" at the Borg timber sale, Matthew Ritzinger, will begin his trial.
Matthew will be having a trial by jury at Clackamas county courthouse (807 Main St., Oregon City) at 9:00 am. It has been over a year since the initial charges were first made during the road blockades at the Borg timber sale in Mt. Hood NF. Folk will be meeting at the CFA office (1540 SE Clinton) at 8:00 am to carpool to Oregon City.
Matthew is looking at up to 18 months in county jail for the "Interference" charge and a "Disorderly Conduct" charge. For those who support or participate in direct action forest defense, it is urgent that you come to Oregon City to be there for our friend who has put his freedom and life on the line to protect the ancient forest. It is equally vital for ALL of us who resist injustice and exploitation to be in Oregon City to demonstrate, in action, that we stand together as a community and that we are there for our comrades no matter what the cost.

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