12 arrested in Occupy protest to support post office

PORTLAND, Ore. - Twelve people were arrested Thursday evening during an Occupy Portland protest to support the U.S. Postal Service, according to Portland police.

About 80 people gathered at the post office on Southwest 6th and Clay. They sounded off about a large-scale layoff announced by the postal service in February.

Under the restructuring plan up to 35,000 postal workers stand to lose their jobs. The postal service says it is losing billions of dollars each year as email eats away at its business.

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