Protesters arrested in Portland bank building

first_imgFifteen Vancouver Police Department officers were summoned to Portland on Thursday to help control crowds at Occupy Portland.Those 15 officers are members of Vancouver’s specially trained Civil Disturbance Team and were sent at the request of Portland, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.It was the second such deployment. On Sunday, Vancouver sent 12 officers to Occupy Portland.No organized Occupy Vancouver actions took place Thursday morning. Vancouver police said one man with a protest sign reportedly entered a downtown Vancouver bank but later left.PORTLAND — A standoff at a street corner in downtown Portland ended mostly peacefully Thursday afternoon in the closest mass confrontation between protesters and police since the Occupy Portland encampment was dismantled Sunday. Police in riot gear cleared protesters blocking the intersection on a day when hundreds took to the streets, holding up traffic and forcing some bank branches to temporarily close.Officers used pepper spray, but Portland Police Lt. Robert King told KGW-TV he didn’t know the circumstances that led officers to use force.last_img

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