Occupy Eugene plans bank protest march Monday

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Occupy Eugene organizers are promoting an anti-bank protest Monday with a flier that shows a shadowy ninja armed with a crowbar and a pipe wrench.

Organizer Kristen Carpenter told The Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/zIjgWE) the flier announcing the "urban ninja bank march" is provocative, but she does not expect demonstrators to damage property.

The Occupy Eugene website says it's not encouraging vandalism, but some property damage is considered more acceptable. It says private cars and local businesses are off limits but large banks, international corporations and government property are not considered private property.

Police say they're aware of the march and will be available to respond. In November, police arrested 17 demonstrators who tried to close five downtown Eugene banks.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com