HolyCoast: An Unappreciated Musician at #OccupyPortland

Sunday, November 20, 2011

An Unappreciated Musician at #OccupyPortland

Artists aren't always appreciated in their own time:
Portland police say they have charged a man with assaulting another man with a hammer at the Occupy Maine encampment in Lincoln Park.

Police charged Chris Schisler who said recently he has been staying at the camp for several weeks, with assaulting another member of the camp at about 7 a.m.

The victim of the assault was taken to a local hospital with a head injury, police said.

Demonstrators said that the victim of the assault was banging on a drum to wake protesters to participate in a morning cleanup exercise, raking leaves so the city could collect them. The morning cleanup had been decided at the previous night’s general assembly, though many people at the camp were not there.

When the man started drumming to wake the camp, Schisler allegedly told him to stop and when he didn’t, smashed the drum head with the hammer, protesters said. In the ensuing confrontation, Schisler hit the man – a protester who has been active in park governance and maintenance – in the head…
I bet there were a lot of people secretly cheering for the attacker. Drums at 7am are pretty annoying.

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