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Video: Undocumented and Unafraid - MAY DAY 2012 Portland Oregon (3 video set)

Demonstration Protest Direct Action This 3 video set was recorded in Portland after the permitted May Day march It happens in front of the Gus Solomon(sp?) Federal Courthouse Building in Portland Oregon
Undocumented and Unafraid 2012 May Day Portland Oregon
Undocumented and Unafraid 2012 May Day Portland Oregon
The march from May Day 2012 ended with a 'break-away-march-demonstration which stopped in the street in front of the Federal building on SW 6th and Main Street in downtown Portland.

As the word got back to the main march which ended in the south blocks, I as well as hundreds of others went to hear the speeches in the street and as it turns out ...to witness the arrests.

The first two video clips are recordings of the speeches that were delivered from the middle of the street "by those" who would be voluntarily allowing themselves to "be arrested". This was done in part to bring attention to the collaboration of the police and ICE (Immigration) and for the obvious MAIN reason ...to expose the unjust fear of having to live in the dark and to be afraid because you are undocumented and not afraid. This protest is a national movement of voices from those who are sick and tired of feeling like they are criminals. In solidarity and in public, they are announcing their (lack of) documentation and that they are unafraid.

The last video [part 3] is "of the arrests" by the Portland police. This is only my opinion, it could of been handled by one lone policeman BUT....The cops make a BIG deal and bring out the Riot Team (zzzzzz) This over kill (can you say police budget farce) is getting old as it is to keep seeing R I O T police for demonstrations (good grief).

They use their used cool ice cream speaker truck to drill in commands that no one listens to and dont care what they are repeatedly droning on about anyway (using chemical agents etc.) I choreographed the police presence into the loud continuous chants of being Unafraid! Over and over!

The arrested stood proud and loudly spoke out their message of Undocumented and Unaffraid.
I say the discrace of a nation that imprisons our neighbors, brothers and sisters "for not having documents is deplorable"

The three videos will be posted this weekend asap {from the arrests} - Im still editing ((( i )))

PART 1 http://youtu.be/pgY34uqxzcc {video 14 minutes}
PART 2 http://youtu.be/zqC_subtokw {video 16 minutes}
PART 3 [Coming soon here]

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VIDEO: part 3 Undocumented and Unafraid Arrests on May Day 21.May.2012 02:08

Joe Anybody iam@joe anybody.com

3. Undocumented and Unafraid Arrests on May Day - Portland Oregon

 http://youtu.be/MEAsr6UQvEY
(18 minute video)

Part 3 of 3
filmed by joe anybody & mobile T