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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Portland Street Medics: Eyewitness to police brutality at RNC

Eyewitness: Police Brutality at the RNC - Street Medics
by R. Westlund, Petros Evdokas, and the Portland Street Medics
"... the pair of Portland Medics came across a man running backwards, wrapping a woman's cut open and bleeding hand while they both yelled for a medic. The medics took over the patient and the man disappeared into the crowd. The 20-second pause to attempt an evaluation of the patient's hand resulted in the police behind gaining ground and having a chance to deploy more chemical weapons. The medics began running again, patient in tow, one medic guiding her while the other finished the wrapping job on her hand. While doing this, the medics came upon a young man limping and yelling for help, 'I can't run! Help!'"
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/09/379452.shtml

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