November 13, 2011

Occupy Portland Supporters "Too Big to Jail"

Watching Occupy Portland livestream. The mayor had decreed the eviction of the camp tonite, but 7,000 Portlanders came out in support of the occupiers. Police are overwhelmed (so far).

(Image thanks to Occupy Portland livestream.)

UPDATE: Observers report that at one point, the crowd chanted to police, "You're sexy, you're cute. Take off your riot suit!"

FURTHER UPDATE: AS OF 4PM the next day (Sun.), the police are back, determined to clear park; media have been evicted; police have announced they WILL use gas and projectiles if necessary.

Further FURTHER UPDATE: (9PM Sun.) The park has been cleared, but protesters are holding a General Assembly nearby to discuss where to reconvene, etc.

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