N17 protest Portland Elizabeth Evon Nichols. Gets Pepper Sprayed Chase Bank Occupied ( but what about enforcing immigration laws in Oregon and Portland?
there was nothing peaceful about the occupy protesters in Portland. Nichol , who was peppersprayed was aggressively in the face of the police , along with many others. If she was my neighbor and yelling at me like that I would have hit her or had her arrested by the police. Shouting and shoving is not peaceful behavior.
Portland Police Bureau– 11/18/11
This information is in regard to a specific confrontation that occurred during the 12-hour N17 protest that occurred on Thursday, November 17, 2011. Around 4:30 p.m., Portland Police Officers were attempting to remove people from Southwest Yamhill Street so that vehicular traffic and light-rail traffic could resume. Many people were in the street in what was a very dangerous situation.
At the same time, officers were also preventing any additional people from entering the Chase Bank, located on the corner of 6th and Yamhill. Police were inside the bank arresting individuals who had entered the bank to protest.
Police made repeated loud-hail commands and officers on the ground reiterated those commands for people to clear the street and leave the area. A confrontation occurred between a group of protestors who would not disperse. Projectiles were thrown at police and an unidentified man struck a police horse.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR6Gos2phok
During this confrontation, police deployed pepper spray on 20-year-old Elizabeth Evon Nichols. Nichols had been told by police repeatedly to disperse. Immediately following the pepper spray, officers applied water to Nichols’ face. She was then arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Interfering with a Police Officer.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY1I9dtygSo
Nichols was also arrested by the Federal Protective Service (FPS) previously on Sunday November 13, after police removed her from a cement block in which she was chained during the clearing of Terry Schrunk Plaza.
The Police Bureau is releasing a police video that contains this incident in an effort to remain transparent to the community. The Bureau is also releasing a video of the horse being struck. Anyone with information about the identity of the person involved in this incident should call Central Precinct at (503) 823-0097.