portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reporting united states

actions & protests dnc & rnc actions

brief report from Central Park

Central Park: A participant in the Cascadia Bloc reports that lots of people are in the park, and that it's no problem to get in. The PDXers are "just relaxing". She also says it's quite hot.
Approaching from Columbus Circle, there were only 4 officers watching over people. Though they weren't wearing riot gear, they had duffle bags whose contents were unknown. Tons of people were sitting against a fence around part of the park, but were getting no hassle. So, so far it seems like the cops are not pushing any boundaries in the Park.