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Occupy fallout: City fences council member’s house

The Columbian
Published: January 5, 2012, 12:00am

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The city of Eugene is building a fence at the home of a council member where supporters of Occupy Eugene demonstrated against his votes, one to forbid fires at the encampment.

George Poling says his family is unnerved and some neighbors appalled, such as a family with two small children out looking at Christmas lights who saw five masked women demonstrating topless in front of his house.

On Christmas night, 15 to 20 people erected tents on Poling’s lawn and chanted. Four were accused of trespassing. Four nights later, the women stood on the sidewalk in front the house, one striking a gong.

The Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/xTbtqP ) reports the city first installed a chain link fence and is replacing it with a permanent wrought iron fence and providing other security measures.


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