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Police Raid Camp: 18 Arrested
by Forest Defender
Wednesday Apr 25th, 2007 5:42 PM
Short account of raid with photos.

This morning , shortly after 6am, police from multiple agencies raided the protest encampment at 11th and D Streets. About 16 protesters sat in a circle, locking arms. A large crowd formed across the street. About 20 of those locked arms and chanted. A girl was arrested at about 8:45, when she approached the police and started talking to them. Then police began to pull protesters from the circle and drag them to a van. One handcuffed protester went into a seizure, while police held him face down on the street. The crowd was disturbed by the police conduct, leading at least one onlooker to cross the street and get arrested. A press release put out by the city appears to be full of distortions and incorrect assertions. I am outraged by their dishonesty, and will write more later, but have little time now, as I have to get to a meeting. It seems clear to me their message is that they will lie in order to deprive people of their constitutional rights.
§Cops and circled activists
by Forest Defender Wednesday Apr 25th, 2007 5:42 PM

Activist are locking arms in a circle.
§Supporters
by Forest Defender Wednesday Apr 25th, 2007 5:42 PM

Crowd stands and chants in support of protesters across the street.
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JUST LIKE IN LA?LINDA SAFLEYThursday May 10th, 2007 11:32 AM