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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Molotov Cocktails Escalate Portland Oregon Occupy Protest

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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“A 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 encampment nearby.

Mayor 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.

In 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.

“They 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.”

He said that those who are involved in illegal activities should be booted from the camp in Lownsdale and Chapman squares  across from the federal Justice Center.”

What 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.

With 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.

Nobody 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.

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