Shoving, shouting at Occupy Portland court protest
Friday, January 20, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities briefly detained two people at a Portland protest where shouting and a brief shoving match erupted between Occupy Portland protesters and U.S. Marshals outside a federal courthouse.
A U.S. Marshals spokesman says two people were cited during the Friday confrontation on charges of failure to comply with orders.
More than 200 people marched for two hours as part of a national protest to express opposition to a Supreme Court decision that removed most limits on corporate and labor spending in U.S. elections.
The mostly peaceful protesters shouted "Whose court? Our court" outside the federal Pioneer Courthouse, which houses the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
One protester in a yellow jacket shoved a U.S. Marshal on the courthouse steps and was dragged inside.