May 4, 2012

Immediate Release
May 4, 2012

May Day Organizers To Hold Press Conference on Police Brutality

Portland – Today, organizers of actions on May Day, members of the legal community and victims of police brutality will speak about the police response. Speakers will include individuals from the Portland Liberation Organizing Council, which liberated a foreclosed home in the morning, and the May Day Coalition, which organized the afternoon march, among others. They will speak in a press conference about the brutality by the Portland Police Bureau and the unity of social justice movements in the face of this attempted repression. Supporting organizations have also issued a statement condemning the May Day police violence, which can be found below.

CONTACT: Kari Koch, (971) 266-0397

WHAT: Press Conference with organizers of May Day actions, legal support for those arrested and beaten and victims of police brutality

WHEN: Friday, May 4th, 2012, 10:30am

WHERE: Justice Center, 1120 Southwest 3rd Avenue

WHO: A broad representation of groups from across the Portland community including those listed below.
Speaking: Marco Mejia, May Day Coalition; Genevieve Goffman, Occupy Portland SpokesCouncil; Jim Canright, ELK – Elk Law Krew; Ahmaju Umi, Black Working Group; Rain Crowe, Portland Liberation Organizing Council (PLOC)

Portland Liberation Organizing Council (PLOC)
May Day Coalition
Occupy Portland SpokesCouncil
Occupy Portland Livestream -
Radical Anti-Capitalist Caucus of Occupy Portland (RACC)
ELK – Elk Law Krew
Hella503 Affinity Group
Oregon Jericho
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC)
International Socialist Organization
Oregon Progressive Party
Portland Animal Defense League
Portland Action Lab

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