Occupy Portland protests Dimon appearance




PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Demonstrators from the Occupy Portland encampment marched to a Portland hotel to protest an appearance by JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.

The Oregonian reports that about 50 protesters demonstrated at the Hilton for about two hours Thursday as Dimon addressed a Portland Business Alliance lunch.

Dimon took questions after his speech. When Business Alliance chief executive Sandra McDonough asked his opinion of the Occupy movement, he said he understood protesters’ anger and frustration.

However he also took issue with what he called the protest’s broad-brush critique. In his words, “Not every bank is bad. Not every corporation is bad. Not every CEO is bad.”

On Wednesday night in Seattle, several hundred Occupy Seattle demonstrators protested in the rain outside a hotel where Dimon was invited to speak.