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Police Sweep Downtown Portland Parks

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police cleared out campers and protesters from Chapman and Lownsdale Square in downtown Portland early Thursday morning.  Two people were arrested following the sweeps.

Officers gave a 10-minute warning before moving in around 5:30am.  Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies assisted Portland Police with clearing out the parks so they could again be cleaned and repaired.

A crowd stood on a corner across from the park and taunted officers.  Police say everyone cooperated and there were no arrests while the parks were cleared.

Two people though were arrested after police warned them to stay out of the street.

Several weapons were seized from the parks and “shocking amounts of refuse” were disposed of.

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