5 protesters chained together at Occupy Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Five protesters remain chained to each other and a 50-gallon drum filled with rocks and concrete at a downtown Portland plaza.

Police said late Saturday that two of the five Occupy Portland protesters are handcuffed to a piece of medal inside the barrel in Terry Schrunk Plaza, which is federal property. At one point during the night, eleven people linked themselves together and to the men in handcuffs by using U-shaped bike locks. Five remained locked up midday Sunday.

Portland police spokesman Pete Simpson told The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/s1Qsxv ) on Sunday morning that the Federal Protective Services had decided to let the protesters occupy Schrunk Plaza, a federal park, for the time being.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com