Group claims responsibility for vandalizing U.S. Bank branch in Southeast Portland
Feb 29, 2012 (Menafn - The Oregonian - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Authorities this morning say two banks and a Starbucks were damaged in overnight vandalism.
An anonymous group claimed responsibility for vandalizing the U.S. Bank branch at 1225 S.E. Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. Multiple windows and glass doors were broken. Large rocks were found in and around the bank, Portland police said.
Dispatchers said a Key Bank and Starbucks in the area of Northeast 38th Avenue and Broadway were also targeted by vandals.
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An anonymous group posted a note on the Portland Independent Media Center's website claiming responsibility for vandalizing the U.S. Bank branch. The note said "a group of anticapitalists" did damage to the bank in advance of today's Shut Down the Corporations Day march in downtown Portland.
"Parades through the city may be able to accomplish this task on occasion, but at the end of the day there's really no replacement for a few dozen folks in masks with rocks," the note said. "We don't know whether this will be taken as solidarity or antagonism by the core of Occupy, but frankly that isn't worth dwelling on for us. You said you wanted to help shut down corporations and we helped to do that in our own way. Take it or leave it, we're going to keep doing it."
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