Occupy … Bend?

This is one of the more remarkable of Occupy events in the Northwest: “On Saturday, the streets of downtown Bend transformed into a sea of signs. Nearly 400 people gathered on the corner of Wall Street and Greenwood AVenue, then marched with their handmade signs, speakers and of course a message.”

Occupy Bend’s Facebook page has, at this writing, 1,005 likes.

Bend is not a small town, but neither is it a big center. It is not a governmental hub or a large-college town, and not a major population center. Its county, Deschutes, is Republican in partisan balance. This is a substantial event.

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