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Photos from Recent No Fluoride Protest

Photos from the recent Demonstration at Portland City Hall, protesting City Councils intention to add fluoride to our water supply, at the cost of five million dollars. According to corporate news reports, a yes vote has three votes, enough of a majority to pass.
Mayor Adams, Nick Fish and Randy Leonard have indicated their willingness to vote for this proposal.
A large and very well informed crowd gathered at City Hall around 12:00 on August 21, 2012, to emphasize to City Council their dissatisfaction and outrage at this bypass of the democratic process.

These photos not only depict the event, but also provide a window into many of the objections to this proposal:
"Search hydrofluorosilicic acid. (www.fluoridealert.org;"
"How can the waste product of a metal we are advised never to cook with possible be a safe additive to our drinking water?;"
"Nursing Mom Against Fluoridation;"
"I'm a chemist, not a crackpot, no industrial waste in our water;"
"Fluoride is an endocrine disruptor;"
"Fluoride: topical-yes, swallow - no;"
"Fluoride is the greatest case of scientific fraud of the century, if not all time...Robert Carton, PhD, former EPA scientist;"
"Self Determination; Not Forced Medication;"

Besides the photos, I interviewed a number of people and these will be posted here soon as well. Many expressed particular outrage that this is being pushed through without giving the people a vote in the matter. Perhaps this is because citizens of Portland turned this proposal down three times in the past.

The last photo gives a number of websites where one can investigate this issue further, as well as an opportunity to sign a petition at change.org.

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