50 Arrested at Occupy Portland

    PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 13: A man holds up an American flag as defiant protestors refuse to leave Occupy Portland November 13, 2011 in Portland, Oregon.  In spite of an eviction notice for early Sunday morning, Portland police delayed closing two downtown parks early today as thousands of people converged to support the Occupy Portland movement.

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    Occupy Portland is making waves again. Police in the Oregon city arrested more than 50 people while clearing the encampments of the Occupy movement on Sunday. Authorities issued an eviction notice, and officials then moved to clear the camps and fence them off. Portland’s Mayor Sam Adams said the city's camps had been linked to an increase in crime and drug overdoses, and said that while he was sympathetic to the protest's goals, the Occupy movement should move beyond encampments "in order to get the reforms we need." In Oakland, Calif., police have warned of a similar crackdown.

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