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5 locked down in Terry Shrunk park

folks are rising up in the federal park in pdx
#occupyportland cemented themselves in a federal park. I óż you guys! (pic)  http://yfrog.com/h6ejfarj

reposting from police press report:
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News Release from: Portland Police Bureau::

OCCUPY PORTLAND PROTESTERS LOCKED TOGETHER AT TERRY SCHRUNK PLAZA
Posted: November 5th, 2011 11:06 PM
Photo/sound file:  link to www.flashalertnewswire.net

This evening, Saturday November 5, 2011, five protesters from Occupy Portland handcuffed and bike locked themselves together to a barrel at Terry Schrunk Plaza and have stated they will remain in the park.

Two males have handcuffed themselves to re-bar inside of a 50 gallon barrel filled with hardened cement and various metal fragments. Two other males and a female have used U-shaped bike locks to attach themselves together by the ankle to one of the males attached to the cement drum.

Terry Schrunk Plaza is under Federal jurisdiction and at this time, the Federal Protective Service is choosing not to take enforcement action against the 5 people.

The Occupy Portland General Assembly approved a declaration of "non-violence" toward people, however they rejected the "non-violence" proposal toward property, they rejected a proposal to abide by park rules, and they rejected a proposal to give police information prior to protesting.

Not true. 06.Nov.2011 12:51

Anonymous

Just because an amendment to a proposal passes, it does not reflect a decision of the GA. The proposal as a whole failed, as did any of the associated amendments, whether they had individual support or not. Nothing was passed yesterday evening.