Police Find Body Armor, Rocks, Projectiles and Machetes During #Occupy Portland Raid (Video)
Portland police raided vacant homes occupied by the local Occupy movement yesterday.
They found body armor, drugs, rocks, projectiles and machetes.
KGW reported, via Orbusmax:
Police have raided several Northeast Portland homes taken over by anarchists who claimed they were part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Police were tipped off about the situation Sunday. Responding officers found that the squatters had changed the locks on the homes.
Inside they found anarchist literature, drugs and weapons, including machetes.
Photos: Anarchists take over NE Portland homes
“There’s the body armor in there, the bucket of projectiles: broken up concrete, rocks,” Portland Police Sgt. Jeff McDaniel told KGW. “There was some body-armor-type stuff for someone who might want to fight the police for one of the protests.”
But he explained that most of the protesters were non-violent.