Skip to comments.Protesters Descend on Home Depot (Earth First)
Posted on 07/10/2009 11:17:35 AM PDT by missycocopuffs
By Megan Sweeney KPIC News Video
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- In what is believed to be connected to the logging protest near Reedsport, patrol officers and detectives responded to the Home Depot in Roseburg after 40-50 protesters entered the business.
According to police, the group used the store's public address system, moved displays around and put up a banner that said "Dam the Home Depot, Save Chile's Rivers."
Several subjects were taken away from the property but no arrests were made.
Police believe this protest is connected with the logging protest near Reedsport.
Members of the groups Earth First! and Cascadia Rising Tide say they want to protect fish and wildlife habitat in native forests.
The timber industry is a major workforce and revenue resource for Douglas County.
Residents KPIC talked with said they can understand both sides of the situation but don't agree with how the protest was executed.
"Any time you have a radical protest that completely stops something, I don't think that's right," said Doug Pieschel, a Douglas County resident. "I think you need some kind of sharing, some kind of compromise."
"There are many ways to go about that besides walking in and stopping someone's job and way of making a living," said Bill Calvert, also of Douglas County. "Certainly it hurts us, every penny lost in wages is a penny you never make up."
This protest is part of a national campaign, including protests in Colorado, Kansas, California and Florida.
Earth First! activist Kim Marks said the Home Depot is trying to promote a "green" image while buying timber from companies that would destroy Chile's rivers and forests..
KPIC spoke with a Home Depot spokesperson, Kathryn Gallagher, who said Home Depot is not a party in this issue.
"The organizations involved in this situation are not directly involved in harvesting any of the wood we purchase," Gallagher said, "and the companies that we do purchase from are in full compliance with our strict wood purchasing policy."
Gallagher said Home Depot does not buy wood within 1,000 miles in the region.
Where’s that “Look at ME!!!” girl?
Where was “Rimshot Joe?” Doesn’t he hang out at Home Depot?
When this sort of things happens, I’d like to see about 500 people who realize they’re nuts descend on them and give them a little real world education.
We’ll see how long flower power lasts then.
The only thing I ever saw to protest about Home Depot is how far you have to walk to get to the back of the store.
And is that how you spell “Chile”? As in “Dat chile ain’t got no sense”?
More distractions. Cloward and Pivens at work. No arrests were made should be a big red flag.
The State Run media will make the 40 or 50 look like a half of a million.
Anyone else noticing that the stories of people enjoying their ‘funemployment’ seem to focus on these same kinds of granola crunching fools? Stop extending unemployment benefits forever and a day and maybe these folks would have to get jobs. The local Big5 is hiring - they can sell hiking boots to their friends.
I don’t have time to comment on this, I’m out the door to Home Depot to get some lumber for a weekend project.
Preferably armed with lithium-ion cordless power tools. My Milwaukee, Porter-Cable and Skil tools are all juiced up and ready to go at these morons.
How could they use the store’s PA system? Are all of the employees pencil necked dweebs?
Right. Oregon can afford to lose more jobs.
They must all be imports.
What-ev-er, Dude! The LibTards DEMAND this when the shoe is on the other foot, don't they? *SMIRK*
You've been posting some good articles on the EnviroWackos today, Missy. Keep it up! :)
believed to be connected to the logging protest near Reedsport