SALEM, Ore. – The “Occupy Salem” movement at the Oregon State Capitol entered its fourth day Thursday with no signs of slowing down. Protesters have set up about two dozen tents in a parking lot just west of the capitol building. They’ve also built a makeshift kitchen and first aid station.
Michelle Darr is one of the organizers. She says the group has no plans to leave.
“Our point here is to give the people a forum, or to hold a space for the people to be able to speak out about what is bothering them in the system that we have in place, and also to show some creative solutions to that,” Darr says.
Similar “Occupy” protests are being held in Seattle, Portland, Boise, Ashland and several other Northwest cities.
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