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PMR REPORT BACK: Resistence Building at Fort Lewis and Strykers Being Shipped NOW

Friday: The first time convoys have been blocked at Fort Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 8:00 p.m. demonstrators numbering 15-20 converged on Puyallup and East D. Estimates counted 30 police cars. Several convoys left the port beginning at 11:20 p.m.; last reported convoy at 3:30 a.m.

A group of 25-30 demonstrators met the first convoy at Exit 122 at 11:45 p.m. A soft blockade on the overpass disrupted the transport for approximately 15 minutes. Estimates counted 20 police cars, including WA State Patrol, Pierce County Sherriff, Tacoma and Lakewood PD. Just before midnight three demonstrators were arrested--two females and one male--and were charged with obstruction and failure to obey a police officer. At 2:45 a.m. a soft blockade at Exit 124 on the overpass disrupted the transport for approximately 10 minutes. Three demonstrators were arrested and charged with obstruction and failure to obey a police officer. All have been released on bail.

Saturday: Strykers and Hecklers...

At 12:00 p.m. demonstrators converged at Exit 119 for a "No War on Iran" protest. Usual counter-protesters arrived at 11:30 a.m. At approximately 1 p.m. one demonstrator was arrested on the overpass and charged with "depositing trash on the highway" and resisting arrest. His car was searched and photographed. The demonstrator is being released on PR.

As of 4:00 nine Strykers have come thru this exit today!!!! 20-25 demonstrators are here now. We need you and more! Get out here!!!!!

? 03.Aug.2008 16:06


what is the protest in response to?

PMR 04.Aug.2008 02:18


The protest is part of an on going movement to halt military shipping through public ports.

more info:

Bump bump 04.Aug.2008 07:16

Captain Lee

Acts of treason are punishable by death. My preferred method, if I was back at Ft Lewis, would be running over anyone stupid enough to stand in traffic.

Screw you guys. We need those vehicles in Iraq.

upside down logic 04.Aug.2008 22:05

Joe Anybody

hey captain!

whatch ya gonna do with those vehicles?

and who is really screwing who?

and what did they <?fill in blank?> ever do to you?

lets stop the madness

lawyer refuse to "hand over ze papers!" on July 30th 11.Aug.2008 17:05

Joe Anybody iam@joe-anybody.com

I read this in a corporate newspaper dated Sunday
A very small article that mentions a lawyer who went to the Port of Tacoma protest on July 30 2008

The Crime::
. approaching a fence on Port property and refusing to give an (sic)police officer his ID

Lawyer Jones tells the The Tacoma "News Tribune"::
. "I don't have to show my papers on demand. I don't live in that kind of world"

The (sic)judge::
.refuses a motion to dismiss the charge and the case will continue to trial

Thank You Lawyer Jones for remembering your constitutional rights when cops, guns, and judges tell you that you don't have rights 'anymore'
Lawyer Jones knows his rights - heads to trial for not showing
Lawyer Jones knows his rights - heads to trial for not showing "his papers"

indy media seattle - links 12.Aug.2008 21:56

Joe Anybody

I found some information on Seattle Indy Media about this

Looks like an independent media camera guy also named Joe was arrested and got his camera taken by the po po's
Another man was arrested for asking an officer for his badge number

Here is a FLICKR link with pictures from the PMR 8/5 & 8/6 in Tacoma

The picture below had some text on the FLICKR page and it said this:
""It was at about this point when the police decided they had had enough. Bright lights were pointed at the protesters in a successful effort to intimidate and to herd people from the scene.This occurred shortly after the protesters' videographer, Joe LaSac, was taken into custody.""

supplement report on PMR 15.Aug.2008 01:55


Hello here is a link to a ((i)) Seattle Indy Media Post about the PMR

Port Update
author: some of us
Aug 06, 2008 06:09

A summary of the events during the latest port protest.

Its looking like this chapter of port protests has come to an end. This protest proved that we can evolve tactically to meet the needs of a situation. A lot of lasting change will come of this action.

As the 4th Stryker Brigade 2nd Combat Infantry Division returns to Ft. Lewis through the Port of Tacoma, people from throughout the Northwest have taken Direct Action to blockade the paths of these stryker vehicles. 15 arrests so far have been made during blockades attempted at both the Port of Tacoma and Ft. Lewis and in general resistance to the militarization of publicly owned ports and our communities at large.

The intended effect of these demonstrations is to raise the social and economic cost of the war.......