|This meant as a short overview of the events that transpired during the Oct. 11th solidarity march with grand jury resisters and is not meant to be some in-depth analysis. This is written from my individual perspective and in no way does this represent the totality of what went down.
On Oct. 11 a group of around 75 people gathered in a small park in S.E. Portland in response to a call of solidarity with Leah, Matt, and KateeO who were all swept up by the state in the most recent wave of repression targeting anarchists in the Pacific N.W. The crowd was made up of many folks who I had not seen in a long time as well as new faces of folks whom I had never met. The sight of so many new faces and old friends was refreshing.
A banner was unfurled that read: “BURN THE PRISONS, HUG CATS. YOLO (A) ACAB” and as a voice rang out from the crowd “the state kidnapped Leah, KateeO, and Matt, let’s show the state what happens when they imprison our friends!” The crowd cheered and began to pour into the street.