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US Riot Police Detain 10 Occupy Portland Protesters

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.

Occupy protesters attempt to block an entrance to the Port of Oakland, California, December 12, 2011.
Occupy protesters attempt to block an entrance to the Port of Oakland, California, December 12, 2011. Photo courtesy: PressTV

(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.

Special thanks to PressTV

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Anonymous February 8, 2012 2:42 pm (Pacific time)

In effect, Press TV does not report on their governments wrongdoing, nor anything that is negative about the government. We call that censorship in America.

Anonymous February 7, 2012 6:06 pm (Pacific time)

Does Press TV ever report on the Iranian government killings of their citizens when they protest? Or are they just interested in how our system works? No one killed yet during the OWS movement. Guess it's far safer to protest here than there as per the evidence. Pretty confident that the free world knows the truth no mater how this outfit avoids it.

Editor: You mean those western-media fueled protests, the Green Revolution? Yes, they covered different parts of it, and we covered it significantly.  Nobody denies that Iran has its share of problems, but they have a thousand good things that the west never cares to mention.  'This outfit' wants to see this unheard of thing called 'peace' and we aren't wrong for it, nor is Iran wrong for illustrating what is so clear, that this government and theirs are only different by a few degrees and ours keeps looking more like theirs year after year.  

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