Eugene occupier strangled to death, City Council orders camp to disband

From Herald.net. Dec 24:

Vigil for man who died after Occupy Eugene fight

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 30 people gathered for a vigil to remember a man who died after a fight in the Occupy Eugene camp.

Occupy Eugene leader Kristen Carpenter told KVAL-TV, “We’re sorry we couldn’t have stopped the violence in the system sooner.” She said the Friday night vigil was not just for 54-year-old Rich Youngblood of Florence but also for all victims of street violence.

Police said Youngblood was beaten and choked at the camp on Monday. Authorities are still investigating.

The City Council ordered the camp be disbanded. The Eugene Register-Guard reported that a handful of campers remained in the camp on Friday afternoon and nobody was being allowed in except for members of a designated cleaning crew.

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