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Joel Dow, Artist, Activist, Anarchist, Musician, and Rochestarian Held in Jail

Portland, OR?On Tuesday, March 23, Joel Dow, artist, activist, anarchist, musician, and Rochestarian, was arrested for allegedly throwing a bicycle at a police officer who was driving his motorcycle into demonstrators at a police accountability march. Dow has been charged with assault II, a class B felony; assault of a police officer, a class C felony; recklass endangerment, a class A misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct 2, a class B misdemeanor. His bail is set at $259,000 and he is currently being held at the Multnomah County Inverness Jail. He was arraigned yesterday morning where he plead not guilty to all charges and was assigned Gary Gedrose from the Public Defender's Office. Supporters in Portland stated that Joel has been in contact with activist lawyers who may represent him pro bono. Dow is not receiving vegan meals and supporters are urged to call the jail and demand he be given things he can eat: 503-988-5060
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