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Video: Occupy Portland Splinter March Occupies Bridges

A splinter group takes possession of the Hawthorne Bridge, crossing over to Southeast Portland, taking Grand Avenue on their way to Occupy the Burnside Bridge before circling back to the park. I arrived at the march when a fair sized portion of the group decided to walk across the Hawthorne bridge. The bridge was closed off at the time, due to the march passing down SW 1st street.

Hesitatingly at first, and then with gusto, folks marched across the bridge. Not being up to the exertion of the march at this time, I drove over to the east side of the bridge and rejoined them as the march traveled north under the exit ramp, and immediately walked up the embankment to take the Morrison bridge. The police were going crazy at this time, and I don't think they knew what to do. They were all over the place, sirens screaming and lights flashing.

On reaching Grand Avenue, the march took the entire northbound street and headed up to the Burnside bridge.

The video stops at this point. About 5 minutes in length.

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