by Dustin Ross
The heat is turning up on Lane County. Attempts to prevent local activist Alley Valkyrie from attending County Commission meetings backfired on the 29th when Alley not only showed up, she spoke to their conduct directly and without restraint.
The attempts to prevent Valkyrie from attending the meeting were linked to her arrest last year and comments she had made as part of that arrest. Valkyrie was arrested on December 13th at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza at 8th & Oak in Eugene for violating a direct order from county administrator Liane Richardson to vacate. At the time of her arrest, Valkyrie stated her belief that Richardson had falsely cited sanitation concerns as the reason for ordering the closure of the plaza.
Here is the captioned video from the City Council Meeting
Here the transcript of the confrontation.
[author][author_image]http://25.media.tumblr.com/avatar_68b2bdbb662f_64.png[/author_image] [author_info]Photographer, Journalist. I work in Eugene, OR on issues of homelessness and civil rights. Please feel free to contact me any time regarding said topics or with creative ideas. – Dustin Ross [email protected] [/author_info] [/author]