Ore. Police Arrest About 30 Wall Street ProtestersBy DON RYAN Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. October 30, 2011 (AP)Police arrested about 30 anti-Wall Streetprotesters in Portland early Sunday, draggingand carrying them to waiting vans, after theyrefused to leave a park in an afﬂuent district.The arrests came after protesters from theOccupy Portland movement marched to thePearl District, with some saying they viewedits residents as part of the wealthydemographic they're protesting.Dozens of them gathered in Jamison SquareSaturday evening to defy a midnight curfew to vacate.As police moved in around 2 a.m. most of the protesters backed off but a core group of27-30 sat in a circle in the park and awaited arrest.An Associated Press photographer said most of the protesters went limp and policecarried or dragged them away. There was no violence during the arrests, which tookabout 90 minutes.The protesters — all appearing to be in their 20s and 30s with many were wearingHalloween-style face paint — were handcuffed before they were place in police vansand driven off."We are the 99 percent," one arrestee continued to chant.The crowd of supporters thinned out around 3:30 a.m. as the last arrests were made.Police said they arrested more than two dozen people on charges that included criminaltrespassing, interfering with a police ofﬁcer, and disorderly conduct.APProtesters afﬁliated with the Occupy Wall... View Full CaptionThe showdown came in the shadow of high-rise condos in the middle of the PearlDistrict, with some residents watching the events from their balconies.
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