Occupy Salem leaves state parkland at Capitol



SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Occupy Salem has put down a fresh layer of bark dust and abandoned the state park at the Capitol where it has been spending its days for nearly two months.

The Salem Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/rPNunO ) quotes a spokesman for the state parks department as saying the site “was restored neat as a pin” and won’t need repairs.

Willson Park closes at 10 p.m., so at night the group packed up its tents and moved across the street to a church parking lot, returning to the park in the morning.

But the state told the protesters their demonstration permit wouldn’t be renewed.

Members of the group said Thursday they’re divided about their next move, and a spokesman says protesters are likely taking some time off to recover.


Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com