Come join veterans and community members from across Portland for a national day of action in solidarity with Oakland's General strike and against police violence. This day is being called to support Marine Corp. Veteran Scott Olsen. Olsen, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War [ IVAW ], was struck by a police tear gas canister and suffered a cracked skull during an Occupy demonstration Wednesday, October 26 in Oakland. A call has gone out from Oakland for cities across the country to say no to violence against the Occupy Movement and no to police violence and to stand in solidarity with the general strike being called for Wednesday.
The rally will begin at 4:30 PM at Terry Schrunk Plaza, between SW 3rd and 4th at Madison - march at 5:30 PM.
The route will visit a few symbolic sites, and will end at Occupy Portland.
This is an open invitation - bring friends, family, allies, and organizations!
Endorsed by: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, Industrial Workers of the World, Bring the Ruckus Portland Local, Fire Frashour Campaign, Rose City Cop Watch, Portland Central American Solidarity Committee, PARASOL Climate Collective, Institute for Anarchist Studies, Occupy Portland.