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January 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Occupy protester owes Portland more than $7,000

PORTLAND — An Occupy Portland protester blasted in the face with pepper spray owes more than $7,000 for legal expenses from her unsuccessful lawsuit against the city. The Oregonian newspaper reports the city has filed paperwork listing what it cost to defend against the suit brought by Elizabeth Nichols. A police officer sprayed her in the face,…

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October 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Court: Occupy Portland protesters have right to trials

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that 50 people arrested during Occupy Portland protests two years ago are entitled to jury trials, even though prosecutors downgraded the misdemeanor charges to violations with no threat of jail sentences. The ruling on Thursday means prosecutors can’t unilaterally change a criminal prosecution to a noncriminal…

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