This morning at 6 a.m. Portland Police removed several of the Occupy Portland protestors from Main street in downtown. Eight people were arrested. Until now, the interaction between protestors and police had not been very confrontational, but the current stand-off has earned the demonstration some ill-will. The Oregonian this morning called for an end to the larger Portland occupation movement. The protesters who refused to leave Main street were in the minority. Mayor Sam Adams says he doesn’t plan to force the protestors from the downtown parks.
- April Baer: Reporter for OPB News
- Robert King: Lieutenant Public Information Officer at the Portland Police Bureau