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Portland Protestors send a strong message to Bush
2002-08-29, 9:40 p.m.

Last thursday, Bush visited Portland, Oregon, and was met by thousands of protestors eager to voice their disaproval.


That day, Bush had actually suggested that the reason we're having so many forest fires is because we're not cutting down enough trees.


Although most media reports portrayed the protests as violent, as a participant and observer, I can testify that all of the violence was perpetrated by police.


One act of violence that has only received a few brief mentions in local papers, and no recognition that I know of in the national press is the story of a ten-month old baby who was pepper sprayed while he was in his father's arms.


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