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Portland, OR: Anarchists Are Fixing Potholes On City Streets

• itsgoingdown.org

On February 28th the group wrote:

Successful preliminary action today. We patched 5 potholes on SE Salmon, between 37th and 39th. We will observe them over the following days and weeks to see how lasting our patches are.

Thanks everyone for their support!

On the group's Facebook page, it described why it was taking these actions:

Because we believe in building community solutions to the issues we face, outside of the state.

Because society portrays anarchists as only breaking windows and blocking roads.

Because when faced with anarchism as a political theory, statists often ask, "But who will fix the roads?"

Because the city of Portland refuses to adequately repair roads in a timely manner.

We are Portland Anarchist Road Care. We believe in community oriented direct action. We believe the state cares more about funding a militarized police force…than caring for and repairing the roads.

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