Oregon CU Embraces Occupy Portland
As several more mayors moved to shut down Occupy encampments, demonstrators continue to be steadfast in promoting credit unions as the only alternative to banks.
Within the industry, some credit unions have welcomed the endorsement while choosing to keep their distance from the day-to-day sit-ins and demonstrations by Occupiers.
Occupy Portland recently made national headlines. According to The Associated Press, Portland Mayor Sam Adams told police to shut down the demonstrators’ site because it had turned into an unsafe and unsanitary place for those not involved in the movement.
Adams said he supports the Occupy message of income inequality and his decision to clear out the Portland camp was conflicted. Demonstrators said police used excessive force, The AP reported.