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Occupy Portland Protester Owes City Money

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th January NewsOccupy Portland
A woman in a photograph that became a defining image of the monthlong Occupy Portland encampment owes more than $7,000 for legal expenses from her unsuccessful lawsuit against the Oregon city. The 2011 photograph showed demonstrator Elizabeth Nichols being blasted with pepper spray as she opened her mouth to shout at a police officer. A jury rejected her suit for $30,000 over theRead More »

Occupy Portland Protester Files Suit Against City of Portland, Police

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th August NewsElizabeth NicholslawsuitOccupy Portland
A photograph of an Occupy Portland demonstrator blasted with pepper spray as she opened her mouth to shout at a police officer became a defining image of the monthlong encampment. Now, the woman in the photograph is in court to seek $155,000 in damages from the city of Portland, the officer who sprayed her and another she said put a baton to her throat. Jury selection in a civilRead More »

Portland "Occupy" Homeless Camp Dispersed

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd July NewscampOccupy Portland
Police dispersed an encampment of about 30 protesters in front of Portland's City Hall on Tuesday morning, five days after city workers hung eviction notices from nearby trees. The encampment began after police ordered the removal of tents and other structures from the 300-person Occupy Portland encampment in late 2011.Read More »

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