November 13, 2011

Occupy Portland: Eviction Weekend

Occupy Portland

Youngstown, Tulsa, Salt Lake. Nashville. St. Louis.

If not the first eviction, Portland is one of the more timely — the wire photo one that the powers-that-be, and voices like the NY Observer (with their much ballyhooed “Go Home” editorial), have been pushing hard for. The shot, taken this afternoon, is not only a blow to movement morale as Portland PD walks (waltzes?) through one of the two Occupied parks while citizens remove their tents, but the face masks are also a kicker — as if the “peace officers,” riot gear hanging off their sides, might be seen by some to be navigating through “the stench.”

(photo: Natalie Behring/Getty Images caption: Police patrol the Occupy Portland encampment November 12, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. The tent city that was Occupy Portland began to be dismantled today as demonstrators complied with a midnight eviction warning.
(November 11, 2011)

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