Occupy plans another rally and march in downtown Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. - Occupy Portland will once again take to the streets of downtown, this time to show their unhappiness over a new law that makes it a felony to protest in certain areas.
A rally is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Courthouse Square. A march will follow and although there is no specific route information, early indications are that the group may head towards City Hall.
The Occupy Portland press team told us that the idea originated from those outside of the established Occupy Portland members who have set up shop at a headquarters. The Portland Police Bureau said they had not heard of the planned rally and march.
President Barack Obama signed H.R. 347 - the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds improvement Act - into law this week.
This is the second time the Occupy Portland movement has rallied and marched in downtown Portland in the past couple of weeks.
On Feb. 29, protesters gathered for an 'F29' demonstration that was held in Portland and across the country to draw attention to a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
At that time, the movement's issue was with large corporations they said use ALEC to craft legislation that is favorable to them.