Occupy Portland graffiti suspect misses court date

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 21-year-old man arrested for spraying graffiti at the Occupy Portland protest has missed his court date.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/mQCzVt) a court appearance for 21-year-old Nolan Zane MacGregor was rescheduled for Oct. 21 when he didn't show up. MacGregor was arrested along with an unidentified 17-year-old friend for tagging phrases including "Occupy Portland" and "Wall Street Loves No One" on a number of buildings and a marked police car.

Occupy Portland organizer Ivy Knight tells The Oregonian that she and other backers of the movement are trying to remove the paint.

Demonstrators have camped out in Portland's Chapman and Lownsdale squares to protest what they see as growing inequality between wealthy Americans and the middle class.