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US Riot Police Detain 10 Occupy Portland ProtestersSalem-News.com
Riot police in the US city of Portland have arrested at least ten Occupy demonstrators who were holding a peaceful protest rally against the brutality of security forces.
(TEHRAN PressTV) - A 15-year-old boy was among those detained by the riot police on Monday night in Portland, Oregon.
The latest arrests come as local authorities have in recent days launched a crackdown against the nationwide Occupy movement.
Also on Monday, Occupy Pittsburgh protesters received a final eviction order after defying a first deadline.
The county sheriff was ordered, by a local judge, to remove all the remaining demonstrators from their campsite in a park outside the Bank of New York Mellon building.
Police officers in the city of Oakland earlier in the month arrested some 400 Occupy protesters who attempted to take over several governmental buildings.
Occupy protesters across the US, however, say they will maintain their resistance against authorities and fight for their cause despite the mass arrests.
The Occupy movement emerged after a group of demonstrators gathered in New York's financial district on September 17, 2011 to protest against the unjust distribution of wealth in the country and the excessive influence of big corporations on US policies.
Despite the police crackdown and mass arrests, the Occupy movement has now spread to many major US cities as well as to Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal and other countries.
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