Occupy Portland protesters seeks to stay visible



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two weeks after their eviction, the people who took over downtown parkland in the Occupy Portland protest have splintered into factions representing dozens of interests as the movement seeks to stay relevant without an encampment.

Marches, boycotts and rallies are the most visible tools for the movement in Portland. Organizers say they’ve gained influence by actions out of the spotlight and they’re now focusing on specific issues.

Occupy Portland protesters plan a rally at City Hall to challenge the city’s anti-camping ordinance. A demonstration is planned at West Coast ports on Dec. 12.

The encampment was evicted on Nov. 13.