25 to 35 enthusiastic shouting protestors, with GREAT signs AND chant leadership, lined both sides sides of NE Sandy Blvd at 22nd Ave at KATU-ABC-affiliate Mon Dec 15th from 5-5:30 pm to protest Media brownout on presidential campaigns of Dennis Kuninich, Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton.|
I was there as one of a dozen people not particularly associated with Kucinich campaign who decided this was an important issue on its own merits and wanted to participate.
. . . The organizers did a great job of pulling this zesty event together at short notice, using portland.indymedia as well as, I assume, several list serve arrangements. We got such enthusiastic honking from passing traffic I almost thought the drivers had signed on as extras. And so far as I saw, there was not a even a hand held sign telling people to "honk for something."
. . . The organizers, at least mostly from the Kucinich campaign, were seriously considering a second protest on the same issue--and it surely looks like it could be a success too.
. . . The only downside I can think of is that they left the IMC report back to somebody who did little more than drop by with a sign.