EUGENE, Ore. — In response to threats that homeless activists will be arrested if they don’t leave the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, on Wednesday they filed a federal complaint against the General Services Administration (GSA). That’s the agency that threatened to have the protesters arrested. The complaint accuses the GSA of violating the first … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — The offshoot of Occupy, labeled SLEEPS, is in its third home in the last two days. The tents are all set up at the old federal courthouse in downtown Eugene. The protesters just moved there from the Lane County Courthouse. The message remains the same; they want the city to change the … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Angry protesters headed back to Free Speech Plaza after Lane County decided to put up a fence and close the plaza indefinitely. Thursday’s protest ended with one woman handcuffed after protesters trespassed on the closed property. The SLEEPS protesters were camped out at Free Speech Plaza for two nights when the county … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — More than 50 protesters flooded the entry of The Register-Guard building this weekend, demanding answers as to why they say the media hasn’t properly covered the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The group, made up of Lane County Republicans, the Oregon Tea Party, veterans and others, says the strike … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — The Whiteaker neighborhood in Eugene has a reputation as being the center of protests in a town famous for it. In part three in our series, we look back on how “The Whit” developed that calling card, as well as why is it seemed to fade away.