Occupation of post office thwarted in Portland, protestors celebrate birthday of the Post Office


Dozens of demonstrators rallied and attempted to occupy the Main Post Office in Portland on Friday in protest of postal privatization, but a heavy presence of Department of Homeland Security police, Postal Inspectors and a half dozen postal managers standing inside the post office lobby prevented the protestors from entering the building.  That didn't stop them from breaking out into a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to celebrate the July 26, 1775, establishment of the U.S. Post Office.  Read more.