#Occupy Eugene protester Rich Youngblood was choked and beaten to death at the camp this week.
Kristen Carpenter, Chair of Occupy Eugene’s Action Committee said they had hoped to prevent acts of violence, like the incident involving Youngblood… where he died.
Yesterday more than 30 people gathered for a vigil to remember 54-year-old Rich Youngblood of Florence who was murdered at the #Occupy Eugene camp.
More than 30 people gathered for a vigil to remember a man who died after a fight in the Occupy Eugene camp.
Occupy Eugene leader Kristen Carpenter told KVAL-TV, “We’re sorry we couldn’t have stopped the violence in the system sooner.” She said the Friday night vigil was not just for 54-year-old Rich Youngblood of Florence but also for all victims of street violence.
Police said Youngblood was beaten and choked at the camp on Monday. Authorities are still investigating.
The City Council ordered the camp be disbanded.