Posted 9 years ago on Oct. 30, 2011, 11:17 a.m. EST by SandyEnglish
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Occupy Portland threatened by Oregon’s leading newspaper
An editorial in Friday’s Oregonian made no effort to conceal the choice that is being prepared by Portland’s Democratic mayor if Occupy Portland does not, as the newspaper put it, “end sooner.” Revealing the rising concern that the protest may ignite a much larger social movement, the paper ominously warned, “Or it can end later, and end badly, either in a spasm of violence involving someone at the camp, or the inevitable police action if the occupiers insist on pushing their protest to a bitter end.”
This remarkably blunt threat comes only two days after the police assault on anti-Wall Street protesters in Oakland, California, in which Scott Olsen, 24, was critically injured when police shot a supposedly non-lethal police projectile directly at his head. Other demonstrators who attempted to come to his aid were then themselves attacked with tear gas.