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May Day Actions 2017

Just a reminder that protests and other actions are planned for Monday May 1st... here in Portland and all over the country. And in the wake of both an illegal fake Trump presidency and nicer weather, massive turnouts are expected.
An anti-capitalist march is set to take place here on Monday May 1st. Open to the public, ALL are welcome except: police goons, Nazi/Alt-Right boot-lickers, and agent provocateurs. Meet-up is scheduled to take place at Shemanski Park in SW Portland at 1:00pm. This is a more radical march than the city-sanctioned permitted one which is scheduled for 12:00pm that day, same location. Attendees of the anti-capitalist march are encouraged to wear all black and mask up. While the Portland Police Gestapo will likely provide friendly and courteous escort service for the permitted march (much as they did for the Women's March back in January), a wholly different response is expected for the more radical one. Police abuses and excesses are guaranteed. When that happens, I will surely give a detailed report in the following days. Stay safe, lock & load, and KEEP UP THE RESISTANCE!

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Pics from today 01.May.2017 21:39


As expected, police response was way OTT, with heavily armed and armored gestapo occupying many intersections of down town Portland. Since I did not get dt until well after 4:00 today, I missed much of the action. But there were still many hundreds of citizens in the streets, and many cops. I witnessed one arrest - a woman in zipties being loaded into a police SUV behind City Hall. I'm sure I saw only a fraction of what took place today. Will be working on a more full report over the next few days. For now, here are a few photos I managed to take. Should give you a minor idea of what the scene was like.