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FREE SPEECH ASSEMBLY AT CITY HALL

Peace Campers, Alan Graf, Code Pink and many other people are exercising the right to assemble in front of City Hall. They have been issued a warning. Presumably that the clock has started ticking for the eight hours of protest that they are now permitted under Portland's City Code.
Demonstrators are gathered at City Hall in opposition to the sit/lie ordinance and the recent covert changes made to the enforcement guidelines by the mayor, the police chief and the city attorney. Under these new changes, citizens of Portland are now permitted to assemble for 8 hours. After that they are subject to arrest for violation of the Obstructions as Nuisances ordinance.

I am told that around 100 people are gathered in front of city hall. The police and press are also there. I was told that the police issued a warning and then most of the officers left. Demonstrators do not know what the warning was but people are guessing that the police meant that the 8 hour clock started ticking when they issued the warning. Tick Tock.

Like sands of the hourglass so are the hours you are allowed to protest.

This is BULL. Get your bodies down there!

feature please 15.Aug.2003 13:45

Pink Emma

IMC folx please please please make this a high visibility feature asap!
More sit-in participants urgently needed right now!
Thanks!

never mind! 15.Aug.2003 13:48

Pink Emma

Never mind! I see it already is a reature, silly me ... you can delete these posts, thx.


[ IMC folx please please please make this a high visibility feature asap!
More sit-in participants urgently needed right now!
Thanks! ]

8 o'clock is to early 15.Aug.2003 14:47

made up

The seahawks are on tv tonight at 5pm. Would someone please request the police delay sweeping the camp so I can get there after the game?