Sunday, November 13, 2011

Occupy Portland in standoff with riot police

Police State actions at Occupy Portland (CNN)

For several hours Sunday afternoon, [armed and extremely dangerous] Portland police officers in riot gear were lined up along Main Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in front of a group of Occupy Portland protesters defying repeated orders to leave. A crowd grew for hours in the street near the park that was made up of protesters, reporters, photographers, and onlookers. Some sat down for a time; a tent was brought toward the front line for a time and later removed. KGW reported that Salem police were brought to the scene to assist Portland police, amid protest signs, the V peace symbol and some people wearing gas masks. Chants included the familiar "The whole world is watching," as well as ones like "There's no riot here -- put away your riot gear." More

Better to light even a single candle than to curse the darkness.

No, on second thought, get the h*ll out of here! No right to
peaceably assemble and petition for a redress of grievances.

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