BEND, Ore. (AP) — Fourteen protesters have been cited for trespassing in the Medford and Bend offices of Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Walden.
The protesters say they were inspired by the Occupy movement and called on Walden to hold town meetings to account for stands they said favor Wall Street.
The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/rWpqqH) that six out of eight people who took over the conference room at Walden’s Medford office were arrested shortly after the building closed at 6 p.m. Monday.
In Bend, KTVZ reports ((http://is.gd/FlokTZ ) eight out of a dozen protesters were cited for criminal trespass after refusing to leave.
An aide says Walden has held a dozen town-hall meetings this year in his district, which stretches from Central and Eastern Oregon into the southwestern part of the state.