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Portland Peace Encampment Addresses Mayor and City Council

The Portland Peace Encampment was forcefully disbanded in August from the space between City Hall and the Green-Wyatt Federal Building. The Encampment had been alternately occupying the sidewalk and part of the grounds of Terry Schrunk Park on SW 4th Avenue since bombs began falling on Baghdad March 19, 2003.

On January 21, 2004, two members of the Peace Encampment visited the Mayor and City Council during the open 'Communications' period prior to the start of official council business at that day's meeting. The campers brought with them some video of police brutality on the streets of Portland, a couple of quotes in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and one or two questions for the Mayor in her role as commissioner of police. [ READ MORE... ]

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