i would like to share a letter from a portland occupier, lindsay walker, in light of mayor adams' order to vacate the camps. i've become totally disappointed in a sector of the movement that are not satisfied with peaceful marches and demonstrations, and only seem to want violent confrontation with the police. we don't live in oakland or atlanta. our city has supported us in this movement. it seems like this part of our occupation is disappointed that they didn't get to riot and confront the police. and i believe that is completely missing the point. non-violence is a core value of this movement and we should not forget that.
i am also very saddened about the drug overdoses that occurred during the occupation. people, please take care of yourselves. and stop giving our movement a bad name.
this movement began with a message, let's bring it back to that.