PORT OF OLYMPIA BLOCKADE MET WITH POLICE VIOLENCE 11/10/07 AM
November 14, 2007 (filmed Nov. 10)
At 8:30 a.m. the Olympia (WA) Police Department appeared at the port in full riot gear. Just over an hour later police were using batons and pepper spray on demonstrators blocking the shipment and bystanders as well.
Jeremy Pawloski, who is reporting for the Olympian newspaper for demonstrations since Monday, November 5th, was witnessed being assaulted by police officers. Caitlin Esworthy reported seeing Pawloski struck in the upper body and shoved back six feet. Tony Overman, photographer for the Olympian newspaper, was pepper-sprayed, according to eyewitness accounts. He was previously embedded with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division while they were deployed in Mosul, Iraq.