Oregon Public Broadcasting

Preparations are underway as the city's Occupy movement prepares for a midnight deadline to clear out. In some corners of the camp, tarps were being folded and donated items packed away for storage.

img_1011_small.jpgApril Baer / OPBTrainers work with Occupy Portland activists on non-violence techniques.

On another block, trainings offered tips on what to do if you're arrested, or how to calm fellow protesters. 

(crossfade training ambience "...So the people on the inside are going to be the frustrated angry ones. Outside, going to be the calm ones. Let's do it.")

img_1008_small.jpgApril Baer / OPBA sign at the Occupy Portland coffee stand.

While many activists had cleared out or planned to before midnight, a core group made it known they're in for the duration.

Ryan Morehead, who's been living in the camp for several weeks, said police were already on the lookout for anything with potential as a weapon. "I got in trouble for having a walking stick," Morehead said.

Morehead said he was packed up, but would try to stay. Police were already removing items that appeared to be abandoned this afternoon.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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