At one point during our conversation, Rosa cleared her throat.
“Excuse me,” she said. “It’s the teargas, not COVID.”
Rosa is a lead organizer with The Witches PDX. She spoke to LCRW about the group’s mutual aid work, the brutality of the state and federal law enforcement’s response to the now over 50 days of continuous in Portland and the shared experiences both of trauma and kinship during the daily assault by police.