Protesters call on Portland mayor to apologize



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Members of the Occupy Portland movement say Portland police used excessive force in clearing their downtown encampment Sunday, and they want Mayor Sam Adams to apologize.

At press conference in front of City Hall Tuesday morning, members of the group’s liaison team with the city also called for the release of unedited footage documenting the removal of the remnants of the encampment that had been in place since Oct. 6.

They charged that one protester who was taken to the hospital had repeatedly told officers he suffered from a back injury but was treated violently nevertheless.

Police moved on the camp after Adams said the organizers had lost control, and it had become dangerous. The arrests totaled 51.