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Salem-News.com (May-24-2021 23:24)

Why Riot? Toward a Typology of Social Unrest

What is the difference between a riot and a protest?

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Portland protests In the US, of course, rioters breached all security and overran the US Capitol on 6 January this year.

In what must be a delicious irony to Venezuelan autocrat Nicolas Maduro—whose country exploded with riots against his leadership, got his chance to issue a public statement of great concern that the US was experiencing riots.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-26-2017 13:00)

14 People Taken Into Custody on Wednesday Afternoon in Portland Protests

All of the adults were lodged at the Multnomah County Jail

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - blame trump Several people were blocking road traffic and transit lines in Downtown Portland, along the Steel Bridge, in the Rose Quarter, and on the Lower East Side yesterday, according to reports to the police.

In total, 14 people were taken into custody as a result of their behavior throughout the afternoon and evening -- 12 adults and two juveniles.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-18-2014 05:08)

Oregonians for Immigration Reform Holding Protest Events

The Salem protest will take place on the overpass at I-5 and Center St NE on Saturday.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Immigration Reform Protests Oregonians for Immigration Reform are holding protest events in various locations throughout the mid-Willamette Valley on Friday and Saturday.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-15-2011 15:58)

Occupy Salem Movement Gaining Steady Momentum at Wilson Park

The group of citizen activists at Wilson Park in Salem's capitol say they are steadfast, and say they will not disperse until things in our government undergo a 'serious makeover'.

(SALEM, Oregon) - Salem-News.com Spirits are high among individuals who are using their voices and making their presence known in Salem.

Approaching the 6th night of 'Occupy Salem', protesters aren't wavering from a constant police presence, and both local and state police have been respectful so far, according to the group. Mostly just driving by, with little interaction.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-26-2009 20:17)

Corvallis Woman Says She Will Fast to Death to Protest Iraq War Deployment

Michele Darr says she is determined to Keep National Guard in Oregon.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Michele Darr on Oregon's Capitol steps. On January 22nd, 2009, Michele Darr, a Corvallis mother of 6, commenced a second hunger strike in addition to the 24-hour vigil that she and members of Camp Homebound have maintained on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem since November 1st, 2008.

In an all-out effort to pass legislation giving the Governor authority to block this spring's deployment of the Oregon National Guard, Darr has decided to "fast unto death" as a means of generating the support necessary to garner sponsors for a proposed bill in the State Legislature and to engage Oregonians in the struggle to protect the troops, and keep them in Oregon, where they belong.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-05-2008 21:54)

Vigil Urges Legislature to Steer Oregon Guard Away From Deployment

Group asks Oregon's Governor to cancel a massive deployment set for 2009.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com A woman who camped on the Oregon Capitol steps for several weeks in protest of the war in Iraq in 2002, has returned to Salem to help convince lawmakers to remove Oregon Guard soldiers from a planned trip to Iraq next year. Michele Darr will spend long, cold days and nights in the Oregon rain trying to convince the powers to be that Oregon soldiers should instead be home with their families.

Darr left her home, family and 4 children in Corvallis to "deploy" for the steps of the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem, Oregon, where she and others are on a hunger strike and 24-7 vigil/encampment set to continue through the holidays, winter months and into next year's legislative session.

Darr is doing this because she believes she and other can make a difference, and "bolster the possibility of the success of a proposed resolution to keep Oregon's National Guard home in Oregon, and to bring attention and awareness of the imminent deployment of 3500 National Guard troops next year."

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Salem-News.com (Jun-09-2008 01:59)

Grannies on Trial for Protesting WWII Tank in Rose Festival

"A parade is a form of entertainment and it is wrong to include a tank in the streets of Portland, especially while our country is engaged in a war in which thousands of soldiers and civilians have died."- Bonnie Tinker

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The Grannie Brigade as they have been called, has been protesting the war overseas for several years. One year after protesting the presence of a WWII tank in the 2007 Rose Festival Parade, two members of "The Seriously Pissed Off Grannies" will be tried on June 9th on charges of "disorderly conduct" and "interfering with a peace officer." The trial will be before Judge Fuchs in room 528 of the County Courthouse and will start at 9:30 AM on June 9th.

Sara Graham and Bonnie Tinker will both testify that their actions were directly tied to freedom of speech. Graham said that after unsuccessfully trying to persuade the Rose Festival not to include a tank, she felt she had no alternative but to protest.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-10-2008 19:10)

International Human Rights Activist Walks 4 Life

As the Supreme Court decides whether lethal injections are "cruel and unusual", a prisoners rights activist walks through 10 of the 12 highest executing states.

(Salem, Ore.) - Lethal Injection Gurney in Huntsville, Texas Andre Latallade, also known as Capital-"X", is a Brooklyn born Puerto Rican who now resides in the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey. Spending nearly half of his life trapped within the web of the criminal justice system, Andre transformed himself into a prisoners rights activist.

In an attempt to bring awareness to capital punishment, Andre will walk approximately 1,700 miles from Trenton, New Jersey, to the Governors mansion in Texas.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-16-2007 16:12)

War Protesters Clash Repeatedly With Olympia Police (VIDEO)

Tensions are seriously out of control as war protesters battle police in riot gear armed with chemical agents.

(OLYMPIA, Wash.) - war protest Salem, Oregon sure is a mellow place in comparison to Olympia, Washington, the capitol city of our northern neighbor. War protesters held police at bay for 17 hours last Saturday, successfully forcing a military convoy back into the port.

Their main problem is the shipment of military supplies in and out of the Port of Olympia. Saturday their objective was to block a convoy of Stryker vehicles being moved into the fort. Ironically, the Stryker is one of the few vehicles in use overseas that allows soldiers to survive IED blasts.

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Salem-News.com (May-12-2006 01:04)

PETA Demonstrators Protest KFC in Salem (VIDEO)

To ensure that they gained people`s attention, PETA Campaign Coordinator Lindsay Rajt donned a yellow bikini, and gained her objective.

(SALEM) - PETA demonstrator in yello bikini Members of the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, demonstrated in front of the Salem KFC restaurant on Lancaster Drive Thursday.

They say the chain`s practices aren`t ethical. Without going into too many details, PETA Campaign Coordinator Lindsay Rajt described their complaints against this fast food chain, `I'm here as one chick sticking up for other chicks. Getting the message out that we're only asking KFC to take the scientific advice of their own animal welfare advisors."

"After you see, behind the scenes, what really happens to these chickens, anybody that cares about animals would want to be out here. They're scalded alive, they're kept in sheds of 30-50,000 birds."

PETA has plenty of critics. Some people go so far as to call them a terrorist group. These PETA members and supporters say they are simply asking the huge corporation, KFC, to kill their chickens in a humane manner.

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