Friday, January 20, 2017 Portland, Oregon

There was a protest and march in Portland, Oregon on the evening of the inauguration. I went down with a promise (to myself) I'd make it home early so we could all get ready for Saturday's march.  I built a new, water-proof pocket-notebook and caught an empty #4 out of St Johns.

I could barely hear the speakers over the crowd at the Square. I watched friends and joined the march as far as the Morrison Bridge. I left briefly, but rejoined near Burnside and then left again before the police started hitting the marchers (and passerby) with tear gas canisters and rubber bullets. 

Here are the larger drawings copied later from the soggy, little ones.

Portland Resistance

Power Trio with a banner from First 100 Days PDX.  Jodi, Tarp, Marisa

Power Trio with a banner from First 100 Days PDX.  Jodi, Tarp, Marisa

Bury Capitalism

Bury Capitalism

Perish Oppression 

Perish Oppression 

A young activist at his first protest. He acted as my guide through the march. We peeled off together at the first sign of the police pinball machine (and stuff hitting the back of my hat). His sign (unfortunately not shown in color; the color was excellent).

A young activist at his first protest. He acted as my guide through the march. We peeled off together at the first sign of the police pinball machine (and stuff hitting the back of my hat). His sign (unfortunately not shown in color; the color was excellent).

Face-off

Face-off

Make Fascists Afraid Again

Make Fascists Afraid Again

Death (which reminds me, this new single just came out: O Death)

Death (which reminds me, this new single just came out: O Death)

Mobile pinball flippers, on the truck, ready to roll. 

Mobile pinball flippers, on the truck, ready to roll. 

Waiting for stragglers to catch up and head south after Steel Bridge is closed off by officers. 

Waiting for stragglers to catch up and head south after Steel Bridge is closed off by officers.