The protest on the Willamette has become the "talk of the town" - Portland, that is - Willamette Week reports. This may be the spot where a practical - albeit partly illegal - protest form has coaleasced. The executive director of one of the backing groups for the protest, from Seattle, remarked that “We really hit our groove here in Portland. The David and Goliath story is so irresistible.”
It's notably visual: Tiny craft in the river which, because the creation of a potential safety hazard, is blocking a large ship from progressing. Will we be seeing more of the like?