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O5: World Still Waiting

I have been to many protests, witnessed countless acts of police brutality, but none compare to what I saw today. Bean bag guns, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and billy clubs; all of them used to attack peaceful protestors. Friends of mine were trampled by horses, beaten by billy clubs, and peppersprayed severely. All in an disgusting display of extreme police brutality. My hands are still shaking and my eye still hurts from pepper spray so I will try to write this as best as I can... [read more...]

From the open publishing newswire: This is sick... World Can't Wait in Portland, you are disgusting individuals. I'm honestly still in awe about how people fighting to stop bush could be that backstabbing, that fascist, and I'm sorry, I can't write anymore about this, I am entirely too upset. [read more...]

From the open publishing newswire: It is standard operating procedure for the media to dutifully repeat the claims of the police. Remember that "bottle" in the 2002 Bush protest. Sure, no one actually threw one but the media repeated it for weeks, and never offered a correction nor an apology when the video footage from protesters and police alike contradicted their "reports". I just hope their were some good videographers out today and that we'll see a new round of lawsuits against the city. [read more...]

Pig Riot | WCW Congratulates Police | Police Horses Trample Girls | Arrest Updates: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | report from an arrestee ] | Interfering with Jail Support: [ Channel 6 | Sgt. Davis ] | RRR: Observations | Audio: Rally and Outside Oregonian | Pics: Cops Shooting People | Corpo Media Colloboration: [ KOIN | Oregonian ] | NWCRC: Press Release | Call the Mayor

This is the guy that shot the bean bag or dowel thing
This is the guy that shot the bean bag or dowel thing