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Portland is Occupied

"Damn, you guys are showing us up!" - activist in Seattle



(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Police from all over Oregon have made their way to the streets of Portland, where the Occupy Wall Street movement has found its way to the Pacific Northwest.

Thousands are marching and making their voices heard. So far there have not been any problems, but the group is holding the event without a permit, and many activists in the United States believe that the right to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly overrule city laws and state laws that attempt to control and direct activists.

We are live with the event right now, Salem-News.com will be in attendance later today, for now we will continue live coverage and do what we can to keep the information in front of our viewers.

Portland Police reportedly place the number of protesters somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000. Motorists in Portland are actually parking their vehicles and getting out to cheer the passing activists who demand a new day in America and are sick of the way things have been handled by America's financial hub.

Remember remember, the 5th of November

Activists are encouraging everyone to boycott banks on the 5th of November, reminding those involved that this is a movement of people who are not sold out and do not want to be part of the madness that today represents America.

"We are the 99 percent"

"Banks got bailed out, we got sold out!"

There are reports that the Portland event is larger than last week's event in Seattle, but there is cooperation between the groups and Washington activists are complimenting the Oregon event.

Holding signs that proclaim support police are keeping things smooth, organizers have stressed

"Thank you Portland Police Dept. - You are a Shining Example for the Whole Nation".

One activist in Twitter says the picture is not so rosy, "When the mayor tells the police not to engage protesters and to stand down, you can't really credit police for the restraint." Still, the groups say they will continue to appreciate the way the Oregon cops are carrying themselves.


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john f. adams October 7, 2011 11:54 am (Pacific time)

legalize camping! that which is not "free", is "enslaved"! consider: "hospitality one to another"....."taxed"! once upon a time people used to give hospitality to one another freely just out of appreciation for one another. they saw the worthiness of each other and responded in meeting one anothers' needs and blessing each other with gifts...until bad relations emerged blinding the eyes of everyone. no-one saw the worthiness of each other as much if not at all and thus the giving of hospitality dwendled and everyone saw that they had need of what others had so the trade of one thing for another emerged and worth was transferred from one another to that which one another had need of, being outside of personal relationships with each other and the bad relations lay hidden beneath the surface of the trade market. gold soon represented that which was valued as worthy the cost of one's needs and the slavery for brownie-points($) enslaved everything and everyone....come out of babylon! reconcile bad relationships so that you could see the worth of others and meet the needs of your neighbors around you giving that which is of value.


Charles Newlin October 7, 2011 11:13 am (Pacific time)

The most exciting political event I've attended in 40 years. Tears in my eyes as I think of it. The Portland Examiner says 10,000, and I agree. Pioneer Square was completely full and overflowing.

Yes, the police politely escorted the march. Andthe campers are still there - in the rain. Sam Adams is a smart mayor.

This is a whole new beginning. All power to the Occupation.

Editor Salem-News.com was there and we have a report under production, will be out later today, thanks!

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