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"Martial Law" March 25, 2003 Video Online

In the early days of the US invasion of Iraq the people of Portland, Oregon repeatedly took to the streets to express their grievances with the policies of their government. Despite the protests being peaceful and law-abiding police brutality and repression increased against those who chose to exercise their first amendment rights. In the wake of these events, several federal civil rights lawsuits were filed against the city.
officer hanousek
officer hanousek
officer kruger
officer kruger
protester abusers
protester abusers
protestor holding a sign on the sidewalk
protestor holding a sign on the sidewalk
is pulled off the sidewalk by the cops
is pulled off the sidewalk by the cops
then jumped by several cops in riot gear
then jumped by several cops in riot gear
while more cops surround them
while more cops surround them
cop uses knee on protestor's head
cop uses knee on protestor's head
protestor receives road rash
protestor receives road rash
portland police
portland police
really love
really love
pepper-spray
pepper-spray
another peaceful protestor sprayed once
another peaceful protestor sprayed once
then sprayed again twice by two cops each twice her size
then sprayed again twice by two cops each twice her size
then sprayed by both cops again
then sprayed by both cops again
but at least the cops enjoy themselves
but at least the cops enjoy themselves
the police keep the bridges open by blockading them
the police keep the bridges open by blockading them
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
In the early days of the US invasion of Iraq the people of Portland, Oregon repeatedly took to the streets to express their grievances with the policies of their government. Despite the protests being peaceful and law-abiding police brutality and repression increased against those who chose to exercise their first amendment rights. In the wake of these events, several federal civil rights lawsuits were filed against the city.

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