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In Solidarity with Occupy Oakland!
As you probably know Oakland was involved in harsh police repression on the 28th of January. Closer to home the police took a life in Portland on the 25th. Occupy Oakland has made the callout for National Action aganist Police Brutality for Feb. 6th. This action is against not just police violence against activists or "occupiers," but against police violence everywhere.

Rally at Colonel Summers Park at 6PM
March at 6:30

This is not an OP endorsed event
Diversity of Tactics will be respected.


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News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
Posted: February 6th, 2012 2:12 PM
Photo/sound file:  link to www.flashalertnewswire.net

As a result of police action in Oakland, California, Occupy Oakland's general assembly declared Monday, February 6, 2012, a "call for action against police brutality and arrests".

Locally, today, Monday, February 6, 2012 a "tired of police brutality march" is planned for 6:00 p.m. beginning at Colonel Summers Park, located at Southeast Belmont Street and 20th Avenue. Local flyers indicate this is a "a rally and march in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland and against corruption". The local literature also references the Portland Police's use of force as well.

Since the occupy movement began in Portland, Occupy Portland has emphasized the need for peaceful demonstrations. Portland Police have also worked to ensure safe and peaceful events for all. Police are concerned about tonight's rally and march because the tone and content of available information is decidedly more hostile and escalating.

The members of the Police Bureau are sworn to protect all people rights to free speech and keep the peace. However, we must balance the competing rights of all people in the community so that everyone's rights are protected. There is no permit for tonight's rally and march, but those in attendance will still be expected to follow all laws. If this does not occur, the Police Bureau will take appropriate action to include arrests as necessary.

The Police Bureau is sharing this information to let community members know that there may be disruptions as a result of the march. Since there is no permit, we cannot share what route the participants will take and what streets will be effected during the rush hour commute. Please be aware, however, if you are traveling in this area of Southeast Portland, there may be traffic delays.

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