City and Police Occupy The Parks Portland Oregon - Chapman Park Still Closed 2012 |
(7:30 minute video)
There has been a few times since the "eviction night" I have walked by [and filmed] the fenced off parks where Occupy Portland used to be. (Chapman and Lownsdale) each time, thinking to myself, how amazing that these are still closed to the public, even though the eviction was way back on Nov 13th.
The chain link and barb wire; keeping everyone out of the park is strong message that these parks are controlled by the city & police. And that nobody will use them until "they allow it".
What was being used by hundreds of people to gather, discuss, protest, network, eat, share, learn, relax, etc... is now just a chained memory, of how and when the people could be with their communities and friends in harmony... " sitting in their park"