The Moment When the Police Lost the Occupy Portland Narrative

The Portland Mercury | November 18, 2011
During a choreographed effort to pull a few dozen protesters out of the Chase bank branch, part of a hundreds-strong day of action, Portland police officers resorted to a decidedly more muscular show of force in a clash watched by TV cameras and rush-hour commuters. Suddenly all the fun—the dance parties, the union songs, the peaceful arrests earlier on the Steel Bridge and at Wells Fargo—was for naught.
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