About 55 people gathered this marning at 7:30 a.m. at the waterfront for a rally. Members of Back to the Wall, BARK, and the Sierra Club were there to let everyone know about Bush's plans to destroy the forest. Today the Bush administration hopes to do away with the rule that basically says that the Forest Service has to check to see if there are endangered species in the Forest before they cut it down.
Everyone then marched a few blocks to the Forest Service headquarters, where a few police officers guarded the doorway which they had locked. People who worked inside were redirected to the back entryway. Most of them thought that it was stupid and said that they knew were were peaceful and that the security was unnecessary. One group of workers completely ignored us, looked afraid, and just kept on going when we tried to let them know why we were there. As part of the demonstration, four people disquised as endangered animals faked their deaths at the door of the building. Then a woman played a drum and sang a song about the earth which brought them back to life.
Sadly, most people probably don't know much about the forest plan except for the fake science that the corporate media spreads. Lucky for you, indymedia has a whole section dedicated to local forest issues so that you can know better!