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Thursday, July 17, 2003  

John Ashcroft will be in Portland tomorrow.

[US Attorney General John] Ashcroft also plans to meet with the Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force and hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. in the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, Duckett said.

That's the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse at 1000 SW Third Avenue in downtown Portland. He's speaking at 11:30; probably wise to start gathering at 11.

Let's make it a peaceful, powerful statement of our patriotic support of civil liberties and the Constitution of the United States in the face of the Department of Justice's misguided agenda!

Police think that this late announcement means it won't be possible to rally a large-scale protest:

A Portland Police Bureau spokesman said officials learned about the visit Tuesday, so he was not certain whether activists would have time to plan a large protest.

"This is a very short notice event," said Sgt. Brian Schmautz. "To my knowledge, the public is just now learning of it. We are monitoring the situation, and we will be working with the federal government to provide the appropriate security and crowd control."

Wanna see what kind of crowd we can get? Bloggers, get your engines started! Let's see how fast and far we can the word out. We absolutely MUST have a strong presence there tomorrow. Mebbe I'll even print out the Ashcroft Dossier for distribution (anonymously, of course).

posted by Jeff | 10:58 AM |
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