Evening News on 10/12/11
KBOO News Reports on Occupy Portland
As Occupy Portland joins the nationwide movement calling for the richest one percent to pay their fair share, KBOO News is committed to bringing you full coverage. Tune in at 5:00 pm each weekday for a full report on 90.7 fm. On Friday 10/14 from 10 am - 1 we will have a live broadcast from Occupy Portland on 90.7 FM.
We are now streaming live from Occupy Portland - Listen online or come visit our tent across from the info booth at the encampment!
(10/12/11): 3:38 PM - Six of eight people arrested this morning when police forced the opening of Main Street have now been released.
(10/11/11): 5:37 PM - Encampment continues, despite downpours - around 400 people, both Chapman and Lownsdale Square. General Assembly tonight at 7 pm - Main St. between 3rd and 4th Ave. Guide to armbands/committees | Planning for Occupy Vancouver - General Assembly Wednesday at 7 pm at Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA.
(10/10/11): 8:00 PM - Occupy Salem has begun - a dozen tents in Willson Park, following march of 500 supporters through downtown Salem.
(10/09/11): 7:42 PM - Portland Marathon and two Occupy Portland marches went off without a hitch today - Chapman Square is once again fully occupied, and tents are being set up again in Lownsdale Square. General Assembly meeting currently taking place in the street between the parks, with protesters attempting to hold both parks and the street between. (SW Main between 3rd and 4th).
11:47 AM - Join the #OccupyPortland marches today at 12:00 noon PSU South Park Blocks or 2:30 PM Rose Quarter across Broadway Bridge to downtown/Chapman Park.
(10/07/11): 9:55 AM - Portland Police have announced that they will not storm the park at this time. They are currently negotiating with the Portland Marathon, who have rented the park for the weekend. Around 250 - 300 people remain in Chapman Park - SW 3rd and Madison. General Assembly meeting planned for 7:00 pm this evening.
(10/06/11): 5:00 PM - Occupation begins - Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square - between SW 3rd and 4th, Salmon and Madison. Few police.
2:46 PM - March is underway - currently on Burnside heading west
2:12 PM - March preparing to begin at 2:30, more participants keep flowing in to Waterfront Park. Red armbands = medics. Green armbands = legal observers. Peace and safety committee stresses non-violent nature of march, says families are welcome to join.
1:36 PM - Organizers urging all participants to remain civil. Inflatable 'fat cat' balloon, signs reflecting anger and frustration with banks and multinational corporate power.
1:00 PM - Planned route of march - Crowd continues to swell - thousands of people gathered at Waterfront park - march will begin at 2:30. Message of protesters: End corporate control of government.
12:05 PM KBOO Reporter Joe Lino at site of Saturday Market - Waterfront Park south of Burnside - reports around 3,000 people gathered with signs, several dozen legal observers with bright green vests.
11:55 AM Caller reports seeing a number of large black police vehicles and personnel stationed under the Broadway Bridge.
11:00 AM Picture of crowd at Waterfront
And be sure to support KBOO in the membership drive to keep this people-powered radio station on the air. You can call 503-232-8818 or donate online by clicking here.