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Last week, I wrote a story that looked at Occupy Portland's growing tactical awareness that the Portland Police Bureau has been—and will continue to be— keeping close tabs on the movement, either by openly attending or watching meetings, but also by relying on information passed along by sources among Occupy.
WASHINGTON -- The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why federal officials are not protecting the rights of Occupy demonstrators whose protests are being disbanded -- sometimes violently -- by local authorities. Frank La Rue, who serves as the U.N. " special rapporteur " for the protection of free expression, told HuffPost in an interview that the crackdowns against Occupy protesters appear to be violating their human and constitutional rights. "I believe in city ordinances and I believe in maintaining urban order," he said Thursday.
View full size Ray Whitehouse/The Oregonian Walker Prettyman, 15, was photographed Saturday night during confrontations between police and Occupy Portland protesters downtown. Prettyman told the photographer he had been hit in the face with a police baton. A few dozen Occupy Portland protesters marched downtown and hung out at Shemanski Park on Sunday, hours after confrontations with police led to 19 arrests.
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Prior To Occupy
I think protecting yourself against tear gas and other chems is a good idea! by Nov 25