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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 02:03 PM
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Portland Occupiers lock themselves to Federal Plaza.
http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2011/11/06/occupy-portland-tensions-flare-schrunk-reoccupied-occupiers-huddle-over-drugs-safety



Nearly a week after close to a dozen protesters were arrested for camping in federally owned Terry Schrunk Plaza, next to the main Occupy Portland camps at Chapman and Lownsdale squares, another group of protesters has moved into the parkbut this time locking themselves to a large, metal-and-cement-filled barrel and one another in hopes of making a point about Occupy-related arrests nationwide.

Police issued a statement last night saying that the Federal Protective Service, which has jurisdiction over the plaza, decided not to immediately enforce the park's 10 PM curfew. A few tents have also cropped up in the park. Like the other Schrunk occupation, the move doesn't have full General Assembly backingnot that there aren't sympathizers who might join the cause ahead of tonight.

"People all over America are getting arrested for practicing their rights," one protester, Bosh Paro, told the Oregonian.

The police statement also includes a snarky jab at the movement's general assembly meetingthe full text is after the cutand it was only the first of a handful back-and-forth communiques late last night and early this morning in what points to a re-freezing of relations after a brief detente that included a meeting with Chief Mike Reese and Saturday morning's routine, peaceful bank protests.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 05:32 PM
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I love Oregon. My granny was in Portland until she died. She would
approve.

RV, posting post #30,066 or 7 something like that. :-D
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 05:32 PM
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1. I love Oregon. My granny was in Portland until she died. She would
approve.

RV, posting post #30,066 or 7 something like that. :-D
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 06:41 PM
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2. K & R
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