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November 15, 2011

Occupy: End of the Camping Trip?


If this weekend photo from Portland proved prescient, what with police clearing out Oakland yesterday and New York last night, the question it raises for this scruffy, grassroots, patriotic movement is: is this the beginning of the end, or simply the end of the beginning?

(photo: Natalie Behring/Getty Images caption: An American flag has an ironic “closed” sign, as seen in Occupy Portland November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.)

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