The FBI has performed multiple raids of homes belonging to suspected anarchists in Portland, Oregon and in Olympia and Seattle, Washington. Five grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with the searches. Photos from a raid carried out in Portland show law enforcement seizing computers and boxes from a home. The raids appear to be part of an investigation into activities by the Occupy movement’s “black bloc.”
Occupy had big plans for the spring. Having mostly been rousted out of public parks by police last winter, the movement promised a big return on May 1st this year. But that promise quickly fizzled, in part because marches in several cities turned violent and further turned off local residents.
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