Adams won't set deadline for Occupy Portland camp
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Mayor Sam Adams has refused to set a deadline for breaking up an illegal camp of protesters in a downtown Portland park. The supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement responded by sending him dozens of white roses.
The Oregonian quotes Adams as saying he's taking a "day-by-day" approach.
A spokeswoman says protesters sent Adams dozens of white roses Tuesday. One delivery had a note thinking him for restraint and protecting their free-speech rights.
The settlement of nylon tents and tarps violates the city's anti-camping ordinance.
It was set up on Thursday and has spread into an adjacent park block. Protesters have blocked a street.
On Tuesday, the city shut off power to an electric-vehicle charging station the protesters had been using to power laptops, stereos and other gear.