Stemming from a movement that started on Wall Street in New York City, protests – some peaceful, some violent – continue through today.
According to CBSnews.com, protesters in Portland were told late last night to vacate the so-called occupied park.
The news outlet reports that protesters created makeshift barriers in the streets surrounding the park to keep police from evicting them from the scene. Protest leaders gave orders to remain peaceful.
Oregon Travel Daily.com’s Andre Hagestedt couldn’t resist stopping while traveling home from work. He posted pictures and thoughts from the early hours of the morning – 5 a.m. to be exact – where protesters looked in no hurry to depart.
Protests continue in the American cities of Oakland, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, with no end in sight.
The common theme in every protest is the widening gap between the rich and poor, stagnant job markets and unfair police practices.
Have pictures from any of the protests? Post them in the comments below.
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