|Veterans For Peace mark the meeting |
site of the 2nd and 3rd GAs, Waterfront Park, Portland
JWJ hopes to contribute experience and organizing expertise as Occupy Portland is entering the final few days of planning for it's Oct. 6 march through Downtown Portland.
Protesters will gather at Waterfront Park Thursday at 12pm just south of the Burnside Bridge by the site of the Saturday Farmers Market Pavilion. The JWJ contingent will gather just north of the Burnside Bridge and will join the rest of the group for the march.
Planning for the event has occurred through an ongoing progression of "General Assemblies" (GA) also held at the Waterfront Park site. The area has become the group's go to spot for gatherings. The latest public gathering was the "know your rights" meeting held on Monday night.
Its purpose was to educate protesters on their legal rights and to give suggestions on what is considered acceptable behavior by both the group (Occupy Portland) and Portland Police Bureau. Occupy Portland's 3rd General Assembly will be held on Tuesday Oct. 4 at the Waterfront Park meeting area. All peaceful citizens are welcome to attend as current information pertaining to the Oct. 6 event will
be made public. The meeting also provides fellow protesters with an opportunity to network with one another.
This coverage provided by The Portland Alliance, our reporter Patrick Martin was on site.