Occupy Portland march expected Thursday downtown
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Demonstrators supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate power are assembling in downtown Portland for a demonstration that police say could disrupt traffic and businesses.
A crowd numbering in the hundreds began gathering at noon Thursday in Tom McCall Waterfront Park near the Burnside Bridge.
The organizers have mapped out a march route through the downtown but haven't said where they expect to wind up, or what they might occupy.
Demonstrators say on a website they are nonviolent. Police and Mayor Sam Adams say the city government's objective is to make sure the event is safe for participants and the public.