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I've gathered updates from Occupy Wall Street solidarity movements across the nation that have grabbed headline news over the weekend, as well as this CNN coverage that includes a brief interview with civil rights leader Angela Davis in New York City.
"Nearly 30 people were arrested Sunday morning as “Occupy Portland” protesters refused to leave Jamison Square, but the demonstration ended without violence, police said."
"When the park closed just after midnight, police warned everybody that they would be arrested if they didn't leave."
"The arrests occurred after numerous warnings to people remaining in the park that Jamison Square Park had closed at midnight and anyone remaining in the park could be arrested."
"Occupy Portland offered a different take."
"Six mounted police and approximately 65 police in riot gear pushed supporters to the sidewalks and conducted the arrests over a period of several hours," the group said in a statement."
"A Twitter post from the group as police entered the park said, "This is what a police state looks like."
"Of the 20 arrested, police say two were arrested for assaulting police officers, possible felony charges."
"Police also arrested 38 people in Austin, Texas, who had set up a table with food and other items outside City Hall two days after the city issued rules saying food tables at the event must be put away between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. When the group was asked to leave the area, the 38 refused and were arrested, police said."
"A number of individuals decided to try to prevent the police from taking the food table, so they formed a ring around it. That's when they (police) started pulling people out arresting them," Occupy Austin member Ronnie Garza told CNN affiliate YNN."
"Group members questioned the legitimacy of the city's new guidelines, saying they were not passed by a City Council vote, YNN reported."
"Tennessee’s governor and his administration have twice sent state troopers to handcuff and haul away Occupy Nashville protesters camped out just steps away from the Capitol. And twice, a relatively obscure local official refused to throw them in jail."
"Under Tennessee state law, a judicial commissioner determines if there is probable cause that a crime has been committed. That official in this case has set the demonstrators free, despite Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s efforts."
"The magistrate, Tom Nelson, says state officials have no authority to set a curfew requiring the protesters to clear out or face arrest."
Someone following the letter of the law? Three cheers for the magistrate!
"A day after New York authorities confiscated their generators, hundreds of protesters struggled to stay warm and dry after more than an inch of snow fell in the city with temperatures forecast to drop to freezing overnight."
“We knew this would be tough. We didn’t start this as a sort of summer of love, it’s the winter of discontent,” said Alan Collinge, 41, from Seattle, poking his head out a tent."
"He estimated one in five protesters in the park had left due to the unusually early storm, but added, “They’ll be back, we’re not going anywhere.”
"Occupy Boston protesters said they were going to stick out the weather. Many of them used tarps that were large enough to cover the top of the tents so no water would leak through. Throughout the night, protesters dusted off the snow from the top of the tents so it wouldn’t weigh them down."
"There were problems with hypothermia leading up to the storm, so many people took as many precautions as they could going into Saturday’s nor’easter."
Much more coming for you on Monday. We've delivered more solidarity pizzas, and more of you have sent in your "Occupy" photos for us to share with everyone.