portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reporting united states

actions & protests | imperialism & war

"Rove" Arrestd Inside of Hotel in Tigard

A group of about 20 protesters gained access to the Embassy Suites Hotel where Karl Rove was speaking in Tigard and enacted a mock arrest on Friday, the Thirteenth of April.
Birthday dinner party at the Embassy Suites Hotel
Birthday dinner party at the Embassy Suites Hotel
Balloons from her husband helped ease the way into the restaurant .
Balloons from her husband helped ease the way into the restaurant .
There were
There were "presents". too
Opening the
Opening the "presents in the Atrium
Unusual gifts included a jail suit, handcuffs and an indictment
Unusual gifts included a jail suit, handcuffs and an indictment
"Rove" taken into custody
Under Citizens' Arrest
Under Citizens' Arrest
Take him to the Judge
Take him to the Judge
Charges are Read
Charges are Read
You have mail - turn it over!
You have mail - turn it over!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Police escort him out.
Police escort him out.
Cuffed and led away
Cuffed and led away
The People vs. Karl Rove
The People vs. Karl Rove
Indict the Boss
Indict the Boss
Administration's Criminals Not Welcome Here!
Administration's Criminals Not Welcome Here!
Seriously Pissed Off Granny Proposes  a Solution
Seriously Pissed Off Granny Proposes a Solution
 Sailor knows Dad Protests for him and his Buddies
Sailor knows Dad Protests for him and his Buddies
This truck has full time, low wage job protesting; so do many people.
This truck has full time, low wage job protesting; so do many people.
This officer seemed to appreciate the protest.
This officer seemed to appreciate the protest.
Code Pink members came from Eugene
Code Pink members came from Eugene
.Many Passing Drivers showed Support
.Many Passing Drivers showed Support
 Puppeteer Withholds the Evidence
Puppeteer Withholds the Evidence
In the Arms of a Crimina l - 3,299 Soldiers are Dead
In the Arms of a Crimina l - 3,299 Soldiers are Dead
On Friday the Thirteenth of April members of the Surge Protection Brigade and Code Pink greeted Karl Rove with a surprise party that included enactment of his arrest and incitement by citizens inside the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tigard, Oregon where he was speaking. Two groups of protesters made reservations for dinner- one of them a "Birthday Party" of twelve. They had dinner in the restaurant then took their brightly wrapped "presents" to an Atrium table right in front of the entrance to the room where Rove was speaking. The "presents" contained costumes and signs for a mock citizen's arrest and incitement of Rove just before he began speaking. When the citizens and a handcuffed "Rove" were escorted out by police they joined about 40 other demonstrators on the sidewalk behind the hotel. A person who counted demonstrators estimated that up to 100 people protested throughout the evening.

rove protest 14.Apr.2007 08:46

martin

I had to leave before all of that happened, but that smiling police officer is the same one that kept flashing us protesters the peace sign and waving every time he drove through the intersection.

Grannies "Punk",U.S. Secret Service at Carl Rove event Friday the 13th.2007 14.Apr.2007 10:26

Teresa Teater

The Serioulsy Pissed Off Grannies,Did it again. They Punked Portland Police on Good Friday in North Portland,And Now the Tigard,Oregon Police and The United States Secret Service, Look out CIA, You're Next !!!

As I said last night at the Rove Roast-Off Protest,If you Ladies were put in Charge of stealth attacks in Iraq, (you'd of never went in to start with,) however, you'd sure have gotten the war ended 24 hours after it started.

Way to go Ladies !!! way to out think the Crooks !! arrest away...

Now about Rove's excuse, "that he accidently erased e-mails,not only is he saying I'm a crook,I'm an imcompetent crook"!
Next thin you know, he'll say his dog ate the Harddrive and the Tower....Is somebody going to supenae his and Gonzales harddrive already.

Oh,!!about that smart-ass remark he made about Democrats last night in Tigard,Oregon, "The Democrats first 100 days felt more like 100 years ".
Well Carl Rove,I measure yours and the Crooked Republicans in Office, in Dog Years !!!

Thank-You Grannies !!!

thank you Serioulsy Pissed Off Grannies 14.Apr.2007 11:09

Ecotopian Yeti

thank you for the mock arrest and thank you for having it be the "court of Cascadia"

"mock" actions are something Gene Sharp would suggest in his 198 methods of nonviolent action


 http://www.peacemagazine.org/198.htm

THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT ACTION
(from Gene Sharp, The Methods of Nonviolent Action, Boston 1973)

THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT PROTEST AND PERSUASION
FORMAL STATEMENTS
1. Public speeches
2. Letters of opposition or support
3. Declarations by organizations and institutions
4. Signed public declarations
5. Declarations of indictment and intention
6. Group or mass petitions
COMMUNICATIONS WITH A WIDER AUDIENCE
7. Slogans, caricatures, and symbols
8. Banners, posters, and displayed communications
9. Leaflets, pamphlets, and books
10. Newspapers and journals
11. Records, radio, and television
12. Skywriting and earthwriting
GROUP REPRESENTATIONS
13. Deputations
14. Mock awards
15. Group lobbying
16. Picketing
17. Mock elections
SYMBOLIC PUBLIC ACTS
18. Displays of flags and symbolic colours
19. Wearing of symbols
20. Prayer and worship
21. Delivering symbolic objects
22. Protest disrobings
23. Destruction of own property
24. Symbolic lights
25. Displays of portraits
26. Paint as protest
27. New signs and names
28. Symbolic sounds
29. Symbolic reclamations
30. Rude gestures
PRESSURES ON INDIVIDUALS
31. "Haunting" officials
32. Taunting officials
33. Fraternization
34. Vigils
DRAMA AND MUSIC
35. Humourous skits and pranks
36. Performances of plays and music
37. Singing
PROCESSIONS
38. Marches
39. Parades
40. Religious processions
41. Pilgrimages
42. Motorcades
HONOURING THE DEAD
43. Political mourning
44. Mock funerals
45. Demonstrative funerals
46. Homage at burial places
PUBLIC ASSEMBLIES
47. Assemblies of protest or support
48. Protest meetings
49. Camouflaged meetings of protest
50. Teach-ins
WITHDRAWAL AND RENUNCIATION
51. Walk-outs
52. Silence
53. Renouncing honours
54. Turning one's back


THE METHODS OF SOCIAL NONCOOPERATION
OSTRACISM OF PERSONS
55. Social boycott
56. Selective social boycott
57. Lysistratic nonaction
58. Excommunication
59. Interdict
NONCOOPERATION WITH SOCIAL EVENTS, CUSTOMS, AND INSTITUTIONS
60. Suspension of social and sports activities
61. Boycott of social affairs
62. Student strike
63. Social disobedience
64. Withdrawal from social institutions
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE SOCIAL SYSTEM
65. Stay-at-home
66. Total personal noncooperation
67. "Flight" of workers
68. Sanctuary
69. Collective disappearance
70. Protest emigration (hijrat)


THE METHODS OF ECONOMIC NONCOOPERATION: ECONOMIC BOYCOTTS
ACTION BY CONSUMERS
71. Consumers' boycott
72. Nonconsumption of boycotted goods
73. Policy of austerity
74. Rent withholding
75. Refusal to rent
76. National consumers' boycott
77. International consumers' boycott
ACTION BY WORKERS AND PRODUCERS
78. Workers' boycott
79. Producers' boycott
ACTION BY MIDDLEMEN
80. Suppliers' and handlers' boycott
ACTION BY OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT
81. Traders' boycott
82. Refusal to let or sell property
83. Lockout
84. Refusal of industrial assistance
85. Merchants' "general strike"
ACTION BY HOLDERS OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES
86. Withdrawal of bank deposits
87. Refusal to pay fees, dues, and assessments
88. Refusal to pay debts or interest
89. Severance of funds and credit
90. Revenue refusal
91. Refusal of a government's money
ACTION BY GOVERNMENTS
92. Domestic embargo
93. Blacklisting of traders
94. International sellers' embargo
95. International buyers' embargo
96. International trade embargo


THE METHODS OF ECONOMIC NONCOOOPERATION: THE STRIKE
SYMBOLIC STRIKES
97. Protest strike
98. Quickie walkout (lightning strike)
AGRICULTURAL STRIKES
99. Peasant strike
100. Farm workers' strike
STRIKES BY SPECIAL GROUPS
101. Refusal of impressed labour
102. Prisoners' strike
103. Craft strike
104. Professional strike
ORDINARY INDUSTRIAL STRIKES
105. Establishment strike
106. Industry strike
107. Sympathy strike
RESTRICTED STRIKES
108. Detailed strike
109. Bumper strike
110. Slowdown strike
111. Working-to-rule strike
112. Reporting "sick" (sick-in)
113. Strike by resignation
114. Limited strike
115. Selective strike
MULTI-INDUSTRY STRIKES
116. Generalised strike
117. General strike
COMBINATION OF STRIKES AND ECONOMIC CLOSURES
118. Hartal
119. Economic shutdown


THE METHODS OF POLITICAL NONCOOPERATION
REJECTION OF AUTHORITY
120. Withholding or withdrawal of allegiance
121. Refusal of public support
122. Literature and speeches advocating resistance
CITIZENS' NONCOOPERATION WITH GOVERNMENT
123. Boycott of legislative bodies
124. Boycott of elections
125. Boycott of government employment and positions
126. Boycott of government departments, agencies, and other bodies
127. Withdrawal from governmental educational institutions
128. Boycott of government-supported institutions
129. Refusal of assistance to enforcement agents
130. Removal of own signs and placemarks
131. Refusal to accept appointed officials
132. Refusal to dissolve existing institutions
CITIZENS' ALTERNATIVES TO OBEDIENCE
133. Reluctant and slow compliance
134. Nonobedience in absence of direct supervision
135. Popular nonobedience
136. Disguised disobedience
137. Refusal of an assemblage or meeting to disperse
138. Sitdown
139. Noncooperation with conscription and deportation
140. Hiding, escape, and false identities
141. Civil disobedience of "illegitimate" laws
ACTION BY GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL
142. Selective refusal of assistance by government aides
143. Blocking of lines of command and information
144. Stalling and obstruction
145. General administrative noncooperation
146. Judicial noncooperation
147. Deliberate inefficiency and selective noncooperation by enforcement agents
148. Mutiny
DOMESTIC GOVERNMENTAL ACTION
149. Quasi-legal evasions and delays
150. Noncooperation by constituent governmental units
INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL ACTION
151. Changes in diplomatic and other representation
152. Delay and cancellation of diplomatic events
153. Withholding of diplomatic recognition
154. Severance of diplomatic relations
155. Withdrawal from international organisations
156. Refusal of membership in international bodies
157. Expulsion from international organisations


THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT INTERVENTION
PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION
158. Self-exposure to the elements
159. The fast
a) Fast of moral pressure
b) Hunger strike
c) Satyagrahic fast
160. Reverse trial
161. Nonviolent harassment
PHYSICAL INTERVENTION
162. Sit-in
163. Stand-in
164. Ride-in
165. Wade-in
166. Mill-in
167. Pray-in
168. Nonviolent raids
169. Nonviolent air raids
170. Nonviolent invasion
171. Nonviolent interjection
172. Nonviolent obstruction
173. Nonviolent occupation
SOCIAL INTERVENTION
174. Establishing new social patterns
175. Overloading of facilities
176. Stall-in
177. Speak-in
178. Guerrilla theatre
179. Alternative social institutions
180. Alternative communication system
ECONOMIC INTERVENTION
181. Reverse strike
182. Stay-in strike
183. Nonviolent land seizure
184. Defiance of blockades
185. Politically motivated counterfeiting
186. Preclusive purchasing
187. Seizure of assets
188. Dumping
189. Selective patronage
190. Alternative markets
191. Alternative transportation systems
192. Alternative economic institutions
POLITICAL INTERVENTION
193. Overloading of administrative systems
194. Disclosing identities of secret agents
195. Seeking imprisonment
196. Civil disobedience of "neutral" laws
197. Work-on without collaboration
198. Dual sovereignty and parallel government


cold 14.Apr.2007 13:11

and unwelcome

just like an old curled turd should be.
Way to go SPOGS and CP for the wonderful (and tricky tricky tricky) display! The peace cop is refreshing to see too. We need more enforcement agents like him.

Keep On Rocking In The Free World 15.Apr.2007 00:04

Joe Anybody

That was great!

Talk about "shock and awe"!

Talk about some political humor with message!

Talk about your local Serriously Pissed Off Grandma's


Amy Goodman's Birthday Party 16.Apr.2007 11:35

lisaloving

I really hope someone forwards this link to Amy Goodman, because from the listerv I gathered that the Grannies' celebration coincided with Amy's actual birthday. What a bash, and what spectacular party games!!!

Fresno Grannies love Portland's style 16.Apr.2007 16:41

Granny Nancy W (We have 5 Nancy's) ninesrok@yahoo.com

We are here in the great Central Valley of California, one of the most co-nservative areas of Calif. I am so happy to see the pictures and reports of your actions. We actually have a website, too, just at beginning stages, but we are looking forward to sharing. We have a song or two that I know others will like. I realize I'm not sure of our web-address, but I hope you will look us up.