The Madeleine Brand Show for November 14, 2011

Occupy Oakland, Portland face eviction

Portland's Mayor Shuts Down Occupy Encampment.

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Police in riot gear with batons stand their ground near the Occupy Portland encampment Nov.13, 2011, in Portland, Oregon. Portland police have reclaimed the two parks in which occupiers have been camping after a night of brinksmanship with protesting crowds of several thousands.

Just hours ago, police in Oakland began clearing out Occupy Wall Street protestors from the city's downtown plaza. So far the raid on the encampment has been mostly peaceful, but dozens of protestors have been arrested. Across the country, police cracked down on protestor camps over the weekend. In Portland, riot police used fences topped with barbed wire to hold back demonstrators as they cleaned up encampments. 50 people were arrested there.


Richard Gonzales, NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco.

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