Portland Anarchist Road Care is a group of community activists working to fix damaged roads in the City of Roses. The city faced an unusually harsh winter this year which left many of its roads pocked with potholes. According to Portland Anarchist Road Care, city officials were slow to act or refused to act at all. That's when the group took matters into its own hands, heading out onto the streets to fill potholes.
There's another motivation behind the Portland Anarchist Road Care's direct action. The masked road workers want to show the public that anarchists aren't just people who destroy storefronts and cars during peaceful protests. To them civil disobedience can be harnessed to directly benefit communities, such as when citizens take matters into their own hands to improve the conditions of their streets. As America's aging infrastructure continues to crumble more citizens across the country may begin to take matters into their own hands.