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RNC PROTESTS REPORT BACK

Come hear the truth the corporate media didn't cover about the protests against the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City from Portland activists!
Join us at the Laughing Horse bookstore for the next best thing to being there. Speakers will be Ruth Kovacs, Abby Sewall, Sophia from NW RAGE and others. There will be a slide show of photos by Bette Lee. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, at 7 PM at the Laughing Horse Bookstore, 3652 SE Division. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!
Wait! 12.Oct.2004 16:28

gk

I'm on my way!

Talks & slides 13.Oct.2004 08:50

gk

I really enjoyed the evening, and would have liked to see Ruth's album and flyers, after the talks. However, the bus takes 2 hours from there to get home! Police were an overwhelming presence at the RNC protests. Ruth had to walk 50 blocks out of her way because of them. Artaro (sp?) was there for Indymedia coverage, and got some picture shots of bloody heads. When he was arrested, his camera and cell phone were knocked away. When he asked for the camera, the cop stomped repeatedly on it. The wrist plastic ties are initially so tight it numbs one's hands. He was put in a little cage and then transfered on buses. Without water, he has a medical condition and was hospitalized, only to be later placed back in Pier 57. How horrible. The slides were shots not seen on major publications. Creativity was evident in the clothing attire of many. One group had bomb-rockets protuding from their hips. They were called something Dick Chicks (?)

A guy who kicked the head of a civilian-dressed motorcyclist (who drove into protesters) is still detained.

I love the 13.Oct.2004 17:41

Missile Dick Chicks

They were the Missile Dick Chicks

 http://www.missiledickchicks.net/

Wonderful creative and energetic women from TX.