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Yesterday I posted a piece on a planned Occupation.

The city parks department in it's infinite wisdom has locked the gates to the park to impede vehicular traffic.

Not really impressed with their tactics because instead of having Occupiers on a secluded meadow above the city, protesters will now be down the hill nearer traffic areas where more citizens will learn of the protest. I guess we should thank them.

The City of Portland is preparing for the occupation of Mount Tabor, which is scheduled to start at 5 pm Friday, by closing all roads into the park.

Portland Parks & Recreation regularly closes the gates that give cars access to Mount Tabor Park on Wednesdays for maintenance. But this morning, those gates remained closed—as the parks department steels itself for Camp Cascadia, a camping protest organized by Occupy Portland veterans and water purity activists to fight the closing of the Mount Tabor reservoirs.

"The park roads at Mount Tabor will be closed on Thursday for security reasons," says Mark Ross, spokesman for the parks bureau. He declined to answer when those roads might re-open.

Originally posted to Occupy Wall Street on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 02:13 PM PDT.

Also republished by PDX Metro, Daily Kos Oregon, and Koscadia.

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