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actions & protests | imperialism & war m19 2006

M20 Actions in Eugene

This is my overveiw of what happened today in the city of Eugene, OR.
Coffins
Coffins
Banner (stayed outside during all occupations)
Banner (stayed outside during all occupations)
The doorway (telling us we can't come in)
The doorway (telling us we can't come in)
cop inside the building
cop inside the building
Them telling us to move out of the doorway (citing 41 CFR 102-74.39)
Them telling us to move out of the doorway (citing 41 CFR 102-74.39)
People continuing to stand in the doorway (not really blocking it anymore)
People continuing to stand in the doorway (not really blocking it anymore)
Lookit him read the law to us... how sweet.
Lookit him read the law to us... how sweet.
Still not blocking the doorway...
Still not blocking the doorway...
representative from the DA group talking to the main cop.
representative from the DA group talking to the main cop.
Young man reading a speech.
Young man reading a speech.
Everyone outside the doors.
Everyone outside the doors.
the cop that videod us all.
the cop that videod us all.
Security locking the doors so they can start
Security locking the doors so they can start "arresting" people.
Handcuffing one of the young men in the doorway.
Handcuffing one of the young men in the doorway.
The mass arrest vehicle that never got used.
The mass arrest vehicle that never got used.
Everyone smiling after being cited and released.
Everyone smiling after being cited and released.
The day started out with a small group of coordinated individuals standing around outside the Federal building. When all of their people finally arrived (many of them high school students) they proceeded into the doorway of the building where they had a town hall meeting stating that when protests (such as the permitted marches we've all seen these past few days) fail then the American people have no choice but to commit themselves to civil disobedience to make their voices heard.
Their good (and reportedly longstanding) relationship with the Eugene police department worked out much to their benefit today; The doors were locked and everyone left inside the doorway was sited and released ( citing law: 41 CFR 102-74.390 by 10:30.
Many of the people (after just being sited and released) continued on to Charnelton Place which houses the offices of Ron Wyden and Peter DeFazio. The offices were both locked by the homeland security rent-a-cops so the protesters decided to stick around in the hallway (eventually chanting) to wait for someone to come out and talk to them; which they ultimately did not do (much to their political discredit).
While in the hallway the representative of the management of the building issued this warning before calling the police:
"Charnelton Place is private property intended solely for customers and clients of those business and clients here. Gatherings of any nature are not permitted within the common areas or on the grounds of Charnelton Place without the permission of the management. Likewise, the blocking of entrances to the building of businesses or impeding access of clients to the businesses is not permitted. Any persons in violation of this policy will be considered to be trespassing and will be treated accordingly."
The management then called the police who arrived about twenty minutes later telling everyone that if anyone remained in the upstairs area (including press and legal observers) they would be arrested. The people that remained in the upstairs area were also sited and released (many of them for the second time that day)
Here are the pictures of the first part (in the doorway):

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR CHARGESD? 05.Nov.2007 20:09

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Were you ever prosecuted under this charge? If so, what happened? We're facing similar charges for an anti-war protest in a federal building