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Homeland Security arrest Occupy Portland Photographer

An Occupy Portland photographer was arrested and taken away by Homeland Security shortly at Terry Shrunk Plaza. Although not an official press photographer he was still within his rights to be there and no explanation was given as to his arrest. Portland, OR, USA, 31/10/2011.
The officer who arrested the man, pictured wearing purple gloves, gave no reason as to why the man was arrested when questioned - however, he is the officer that is proactive in making the arrest in the photo.

According to Federal Protective Services his arrest was not concerning the Occupy Portland movement.

Police were mobilising in riot gear under the Morrison Bridge shortly before the arrest.

The occupation has erected a handful of tents on Terry Shrunk Plaza, a Federal Park.

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let go 31.Oct.2011 20:36

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The Oregonian site says that the issue was that he was carrying a handgun, but he had a concealed weapons permit so they let him go half an hour later.

By the way, not to cast paranoia, but this is what is happening in Oakland, CA, to the south. They are spotting plainclothes officers of several shapes and sizes.

 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/31/18696273.php

Correction 01.Nov.2011 02:47

Alex Milan Tracy

Apologies for the mistake in the article which should read...

An Occupy Portland photographer was arrested and taken away by Homeland Security FPS at Terry Shrunk Plaza shortly after 4:00pm. Although not an official press photographer he was still within his rights to be there and no explanation was given as to his arrest. Portland, OR, USA, 31/10/2011.