Local peace activists have recently been the victim of attacks and harassment by a number of unidentified vigilantes.
We've found our names, addresses and other identifying information posted on web-sites. Some of us have started receiving bills and collection letters from accounts we never opened, said Brenda from Portland.
Activists in Tacoma report having their homes vandalized, with windows broken and black paint poured over their property. Others from Olympia report being chased and attacked by vigilantes who threw light bulbs filled with battery acid at them as they walked down an Olympia street one night.
Local police have done little more than file a report, said Jeff from Olympia. There doesn't seem to be any real investigation into these attacks.
Cory, a peace activist from Tacoma stated that he's afraid for his personal safety. Right-wing vigilantes have identified several peace activists and we have become targets for harassment and violence. Every time we demonstrate or protest one of us gets attacked, and it's not just by the cops any more.
The harassment of peace activists seems to be rapidly increasing as more and more right-wingers join this vigilante movement.
Protestors and demonstrators beware. If you are identified and become a target of the vigilantes your life becomes a living hell.