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Mayor's statement on Occupy Portland

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The following statement was released Thursday by Mayor Sam Adams regarding Occupy Portland:

From the start of the Occupy Portland protest, I have made one thing very clear: We must protect people's right to peacefully protest, while also keeping the city moving and working.

With this balance in mind, I have also made it clear that while the City is not at this time enforcing certain rules at Lownsdale and Chapman squares, all parks rules are in effect at all other city parks.  

We will not allow Occupy Portland to set up an alternative encampment at any other city park. Portland Police Officers have been reminding Occupy Portland participants of this throughout the week, and will continue to use their discretion in enforcing parks rules throughout the city.

We will continue to monitor the Occupy Portland protest, and make practical, day-to-day decisions like these as warranted. I want to thank the participants for their ongoing cooperation with City officials and staff, as we strive to balance their right to protest with keeping the city working

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