Without decent notice or any good reason, police opened fire on protesters with pepperspray at more than one location. Among the victims was a 10 month old child. (This is the incident that led to the still oft-shouted, "They pepperspray babies!" It was just one baby, just for the record, but brutal nonetheless.)
The day's events gave the activist community a much needed jolt, and the momentum from this event arguably carried through the Spring of 2003, culminating in the post-invasion protests of March 20-25.
For complete indymedia coverage from that historic day:
To download the popular pdx indy video collective piece on the day: