Occupy Updates: Huge Solidarity Actions in Portland, LA, Elsewhere; Arrests Overnight in Dallas
--Obviously the big news today is the massive day of action happening in New York City and around the world today. According to MoveOn.org, there are more than 300 actions planned worldwide today. Follow our live blog for updates from New York.
--In Portland, protesters were arrested today while marching onto the city's Steel Bridge:
Protesters walked onto the Steel Bridge about 8:30 a.m. in defiance of police, the beginning of what was expected to be a day-long series of demonstrations.
One group of about 20 protesters sat down as they reached a line of officers in riot gear. Police started taking them into custody a few minutes later without incident.
Another group stood, held signs and chanted behind the group sitting.
Police have reportedly shut down the bridge.
--Occupy LA is staging amassive rally today as part of the day of action. 18 arrests are being reported so far.
--Occupy Dallas faced eviction overnight, with more than a dozen protesters arrested. The eviction came just after the city supposedly struck a dealwit protesters to be able to stay in the encampment until next month.
--Occupy St. Paul's Cathedral in London faces eviction this evening.