Occupy Portland attempted to make another go of establishing a camp in a city park last night after holding a march earlier in the day, but the city quickly had riot-gear clad police move in to halt the efforts, and arrested those remaining in the park.
Occupy Portland announced their weekend plans on Friday last week, and city Mayor Sam Adams quickly announced that Portland couldn't afford another encampment, and ordered police to enforce park rules "in a peaceful manner."
Mainstream media reports of the event are using a new tactics this time with the release of an alleged itemized list of repairs and the cost for work done after the first Occupy Portland camp was evicted. The list includes everything from paint and power-washing (The dirty hippies meme again), to doors, windows, lawn work, fencing to keep said dirty hippies out, and even "potential" sewer system repairs.
Another report of the arrests also included the names, age, and what each person was charged with. The ages of the group varied from 17 to 60-years old.
A Portland Parks and Recreation spokesman said several items, including a laptop and clothing were taken from the encampment. Owners can claim them during business hours by calling (503) 823-1600.