Saturday, March 10, 2007

Saturday - Tear Gas Special

Tacoma Police Attack Peace Protesters

king5 TV report

Three arrests made overnight at Port

Published: March 10th, 2007 11:01 AM

Three protesters were arrested late Friday and early today at the Port of Tacoma during a campaign to try to stop the shipment of Strykers and other military vehicles to Iraq.

Police used pepper spray and gas to control protesters, said Tacoma police spokeswoman Gretchen Ellis.

Two protesters were arrested at 2:30 a.m. today when a group threw wooden road barriers onto the street and sat in the roadway at Milwaukee Way and Lincoln Avenue, Ellis said. One was arrested for obstructing police and another was arrested for third-degree assault of a police officer, she said. The group refused a police warning to leave and was then sprayed with a gas, ...(article)

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