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Portland Event Photojournalism | Occupy Portland

People of all types gathered together today for Occupy Portland, filling the Waterfront Park area with unified chants, signs, and messages of protest. It wasn’t the kind of raucous occasion you see in the movies, though: the attendees were cool-headed, peaceful, and engaging each other in rational discussion.

I wasn’t exactly clear on the goals of the Occupy movement, going in, and I might not have been the only one–the protest brought together people from all walks of life, and with beliefs spanning all across the political spectrum. No matter what their beliefs, the folks who chose to gather at this spot and raise their voices showed that everyone is affected, and could all agree upon one thing: the status quo in this country is not serving its people. Hopefully, this will be the start of something powerful.

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