Molotov Cocktails Escalate Portland Oregon Occupy Protest
Mayor says “status quo at the camp is not sustainable, with illegal activities taking place.”
By Dell Hill
Now they’re tossing Molotov cocktails.
Such is the case at the Obama supported Occupy Portland, Oregon protest movement today.
Oregon Live has our update.
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Portland police officer and an investigator at the foot of an escalator
last night where someone threw a Molotov cocktail on a stairwell at the
World Trade Center in downtown Portland. Mayor Sam Adams said the
person responsible was seen running back to the Occupy Portland
Sam Adams said this morning that the person who planted a Molotov
cocktail in a stairwell of the World Trade Center was linked to the
Occupy Portland camp.
He said in an interview with OPB's "Think Out Loud"
that the suspect was seen “by others” returning to the encampment after
planting the device. The explosive, reported by someone who called
9-1-1 about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, damaged the exterior stairwell but no one
was hurt. And no one has been arrested.
Adams said that information came from police but he said that he had not yet asked about details.
a letter and in meetings with members of Occupy Portland, Adams has
said that the status quo at the camp is not sustainable, with illegal
activities taking place.
themselves have admitted that problem,” Adams said in the radio
interview. “Changes need to be made. Actions need to be taken by those
in the encampment to improve the situation and make it safer.”
When pressed for specifics, Adams was more blunt: “They have to deal with it. If they don’t then we have to deal with it.”
said that those who are involved in illegal activities should be booted
from the camp in Lownsdale and Chapman squares across from the federal
Mayor Adams failed to mention is the fact that those in the encampment
are actively hiding and protecting an alleged felon, which is a separate
crime unto itself and needs to be addressed immediately.
each passing day the criminal activities at these occupy jamborees is
becoming far more escalated. Attempting to burn down a building is an
extremely serious crime...and it’s allowed to continue.
wants to be the first city to force the occupiers out of their tent
cities - especially by force - which would provide endless hours of
lamestream media news coverage, hundreds of fake injuries from those
“brutal police officers”, not to mention the REAL injuries that
naturally come from confrontation with night sticks and tear gas.