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URGENT, PORTLAND TODAY: Oppose Holocaust Denier David Irving!

Rose City Antifa has uncovered the location of David Irving's lecture. He is speaking at Embassy Suites - Airport located at 7900 NE 82nd Street Portland, OR 97220. The phone number of this venue is (503) 460-3000. Irving's personal cellphone number is (305) 923-6779. He is slated to begin his lecture today, Sunday July 19th, at 3pm.
We encourage folks to call immediately to express their disgust that this establishment is providing a platform for a notorious anti-Semite, fascist and fraudulent historian. It may be wise to take appropriate security precautions, such as blocking your phone number (*67).

For more information on Irving's shameful legacy please see RCA's previous Indymedia posting  link to portland.indymedia.org, or run a Google search. Information is widely available on Irving's crackpot scholarship painting Adolf Hitler as a saintly hero, and insisting that the Holocaust is a Jewish hoax.

RCA and allies are also on the ground directly opposing this gathering of white supremacists. If you are able to come, we welcome the additional community support.

If you have any information on white supremacist activity related to this event or otherwise, please contact us at fight_them_back<at>riseup<dot>net or 971-533-7832 (voicemail).

NO PLATFORM FOR FASCISTS! NO PASARAN!

phone: phone: 971-533-7832


I just called 19.Jul.2009 13:39

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And spoke with ES Manager Theresa. She has already had a flood of anti-Irving calls. Good going peeps! See you in a minute at ES!

3:30 Update 19.Jul.2009 15:39

indy reporter

50 protesters out front
some have masks
signs and message
"David Irving should not be speaking there"
"We dont support racist bullshit"

12 police cars
police walking around, talking, one on walkie-talkie, watching
more police cars were driving up at 3:30

Way too many police was a comment "relayed to me by cell phone"

4:05 19.Jul.2009 16:18

update

40 protester
protest going till 5 or 6
Irving may have assaulted someone

ES falsly claims event can not be cancelled

4:20 19.Jul.2009 16:26

update

<reports are by text message relay>

Front door was blocked for a while
But was moved because --> falsely told "event was cancelled"
then told otherwise
Some threatend with arrest...but negotiated out of it

Event antendee says 911 truth group promoted event by phone
Lawyer Stu Sugaman onsite leaglly disputing the ES claims
ES management wont show "contract"

KBOO reporter is "inside the event"

4:55 19.Jul.2009 16:57

update

protesters are leaving
A reporter from KBOO is fine and is still inside the event

5:02 Update 19.Jul.2009 17:06

RCA

As of shortly before 5:00PM all anti-fascists have left from Embassy Suites.

Feel free to continue calling the hotel (503 460 3000) or--even better--David Irving on his cell phone (305 923 6779). Don't forget to hide caller ID (*67) if calling the fascist scumbag!

Thank you Antifa 19.Jul.2009 21:40

Paul

I just want to say thank you to Rose City Antifa.
It was great to see so many young folks out there.
Nazis must NEVER be allowed to go unanswered, so it was inspiring to see so many prepared to stand their ground.
You carry on in a great tradition of standing up to the Nazis, and I'm sure all those who came before you fighting the Nazis from Germany to the East End of London would have been proud of you.
At the battle of Cable Street in London in 1936 when Mosleys Blackshirts fascists wanted to march through East London, the cry went out 'They shall not pass'
The Nazis were stopped then as they were when the Neo-Nazi National Front associated with Irving tried to march through Lewisham in 1977.

So now Irving knows that wherever he goes in the world he will be confronted by people who WILL stop NAZI SCUM.

Pics 20.Jul.2009 01:05

street reporter

I only took a few pics because my camera phone got full. Folks are wearing masks for multiple reasons but one most consistently heard was a threat that Stormfront and other nazi organizations threatened to photograph protesters and post them on their websites/blogs.
Oh and to any nazis, don't get all excited about the folks without masks. They're just either press, employees, or your own attendees.

Pics 2 20.Jul.2009 01:09

street reporter

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Negotiations with cops & Embassy Suites Management
Negotiations with cops & Embassy Suites Management

Pics 1 20.Jul.2009 01:10

street reporter

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Pics 3 20.Jul.2009 01:15

street reporter

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Negotiation w/ cops & mgmnt, in background long line of cop cars/vans show up
Negotiation w/ cops & mgmnt, in background long line of cop cars/vans show up

Pics 4 20.Jul.2009 01:27

street reporter

The obese male with brownish hair in black shirt & pants assaulted protester. He was wearing an employee name tag. Bleached blonde woman in black cat suit with bra straps and turquoise belt appeared to be an event attendee, but I can't confirm that.
Police sweep inside
Police sweep inside

New statement 21.Jul.2009 14:04

RCA

New statement from Rose City Antifa regarding opposition to Irving, July 19:

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/07/392889.shtml