'Occupy' Cuts Off Communication; Demands Apology
November 15, 2011, 9:40 am
'Occupy Portland' leaders say they do not trust the city's government and won't talk with them until their demands are met. They want an apology from the mayor and police chief for what they call excessive force by officers when clearing out downtown parks on Sunday. The group also wants all raw police video to be released. Police did release an additional 1:16 of video from another camera angle.
Six members resigned as city liaisons for the movement because they say at the most critical point, city leaders cut off communication with them. However, they went on to say that they believe there's a potential for collaboration with city government in the future.