PORTLAND The world-renowned and Portland-based band, Pink Martini held a free concert in Pioneer Square to support the Occupy Portland movement for hundredsFriday afternoon.
Pink Martini presented This Land Is Our Land as a free concert and community sing-a-long extravaganza.
Local political, labor and religious leaders spoke at the event, including Oregon U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio and Earl Blumenauer.
This is the biggest social and economic justice movement of our times. When the 400 wealthiest Americans have a greater combined net worth than the bottom 150 million Americans, something s wrong, said Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale. Through this concert and rally, we hope to bring intelligent and thoughtful dialogue to the table and in the process, gather wider and broader support for this movement.
Background: Occupy Portland' movement
Meanwhile, activists planned to march to Jamison Square Park on Saturday afternoon, and then spend the night there.
The city will not allow them to camp in a third park, Sam Adams said Thursday.