Occupy Portland Protesters Arrested For Vandalism
Portland, OR – The “Occupy fill-in-the-blank city” protests have caused quite a stir, which I guess is the whole point. But a few of the protesters have taken the “peaceful protest” thing too far.
One man and one juvenile were arrested by Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct night shift officers for vandalism after they were seen by a citizen “tagging” several locations in Downtown Portland, including a marked Portland Police Bureau patrol car.
Some of the businesses that were tagged include the Pioneer Square Starbucks location and a building located at 888 SW 5th Avenue. The tags that were painted include, “Occupy Portland,” “Wall Street Loves No One,” “Perspective,” and “Occupy.”
21-year-old Nolan Zane MacGregor and 17-year-old Alexander Liljenquist were charged with Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. The two suspects were in possession of aerosol paint, stencils, and over 100 “Occupy Portland” flyers.
MacGregor was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and Liljenquist was released to his parents. These two arrests were the only significant activity in an otherwise quiet and peaceful night in Downtown Portland.