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"Portland Anarchist Road Care is taking matters into its own hands by illegally repairing potholes around town," Mark Frauenfelder writes for Boing Boing. The Anarchists' Facebook page says, "We believe in community oriented direct action. We believe the state cares more about funding a militarized police force to suppress free speech than caring for and repairing the roads," Frauenfelder reports.
The group claims anarchists are misunderstood and mischaracterized by the media. "Portland Anarchist Road Care aims to mobilize crews throughout our city, in our neighborhoods, to patch our streets, build community, and continue to find solutions to community problems outside of the state," the group's Facebook page says.