Occupy Portland protesters occupy foreclosed home
Saturday, November 19, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- About 15 members of Occupy Portland attempted to occupy a vacant, foreclosed house in Portland, as part of an effort to continue the movement.
Occupy Portland is in midst of change two days after the city evicted the group from an encampment downtown.
On Friday afternoon, police broke down the door of the vacant northeast Portland house and threw out the people inside. Two people were arrested, the rest were allowed to grab their belongings and leave.
Police say the house is owned by Bank of America.
Demonstrators said they were occupying a bank-owned house. They said they could house 40 people in there, and encouraged others to do the same.
Occupier Genevier Sullivan says neighbors were OK with the occupiers, but said "rich people" in nearby condominiums called the police.