Rally at Port of Tacoma - Monday 8pm
Rally against port shipments and against police response
While a dozen people lazily stood around the free speech kennel at the Port of Tacoma late Sunday afternoon, a police officer sitting in his car several feet away verbally threatened protest participants with assault by TASER, waving it in several peoples' direction before deciding on local activist Forrest Student. Student was shocked with the long distance barb TASER for twenty seconds before being collected and arrested. He has just been transferred from Tacoma General Hospital to jail. The jail's number is 253 798 4668.
Brutality like this will continue unless we stand our ground and show the establishment that repression will only help our numbers grow. We need as many people at the port Monday night as possible. A strong show of solidarity will make the police think twice about their casual brutality, and larger numbers ensure the safety of everyone (especially those who cannot get arrested and those who are susceptible to chemical weapons).
OUT OF IRAQ! OUT OF OUR PORTS!
Monday August 4th, 8pm
Thorne and Lincoln on the port grounds.
Olympia carpool: Artesian well downtown - Leaves at 7pm