Occupy Portland continues civil disobedience at Jamison Square
Occupy Portland protesters marched to Jamison Square, planning for civil disobedience there on the following day. Portland, United States. 29th October, 2011
Occupy Portland briefly extended its area of operations on Saturday, Oct 29, to Jamison Square, a small residential area in Northwest Portland. This recently developed former industrial area is called the ‘Pearl District’, mistakenly considered the home of Portland’s wealthy. Approximately 100-150 Occupy Portland protesters here discuss their upcoming civil disobedience, which subsequently resulted in 27 peaceful arrests at about 1.00—3.00 a.m. Sunday Oct. 30th (not photographed.) Their arraignments are pending. In the meantime, Occupy Portland has extended itself to Schrunk Plaza, a Federal piece of land near the Federal courthouse. The original Occupy Portland sites at Chapman and Lownsdale Squares are fraying due to the influx of mentally ill, homeless, and drug-involved people. This has resulted in a small number (less than about a dozen) arrests, usually for outstanding warrants, drug offenses, and public indecency.