Chemical bomb thrown into OccupyMaine camp early Sunday a.m.

Sgt. Glen McGary said police responded around 4 a.m. today to an explosion in Lincoln Park at Congress and Pearl streets.

Though no one was injured, McGary said the homemade bomb, which consisted of chemicals poured into a plastic Gatorade container could have caused serious injury.

Occupy Maine, which is protesting corporate greed, has erected about three dozen tents in the 2.5-acre park. McGary said the bomb was thrown into the camp’s kitchen, a tarped area where food is cooked and served.

Statement from OccupyMaine FB:

Early Sunday morning, around 4am, the members of the Occupy Maine camp at Lincoln Park woke up to a loud explosion. Witnesses who were awake said a car driving by slowed down, and lobbed an IED over the fence. Within a few seconds, it exploded. The blast reportedly lifted a table about a foot off the ground. The table generally requires 2 people to lift and move. The target was the center of camp where the overnight security team was. 

One witness said this type of bomb could have caused a lot more damage if certain things were added and a lot of campers are fearful of another attack. Thankfully no one was injured last night but police investigators were on scene for 2 hours to identify the chemicals used and to try to find out who is responsible.

The suspect car is said to be a Silver 4-Door Sedan from the late 80s-mid 90s and possibly a Toyota or Nissan and if you have any more information, you are encouraged to contact the Portland Police Department at 207-874-8575.

Good news from Occupy LA:

City of Los Angeles has released a statement of support for the #OccupyLA effort. #OccupySD

“NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, with the concurrence of the Mayor, that by the adoption of this Resolution,
the City of Los Angeles hereby stands in SUPPORT for the continuation ofthe peaceful and vibrant exercise
in First Amendment Rights carried out by “Occupy Los Angeles”…

Entire Resolution in PDF:


Bad news from @OccupyArrests on twitter:

Week recap: nearly 1000 #occupyarrests this week alone! #occupysydney #occupymelbourne #occupychicago #occupydenver #occupytuscon #ows


Noam Chomsky at Occupy Boston:


Cool new website,

This website is for police in support of the 99% – Police in America are part of the 99 too #OccupyPolice


David Suzuki live on stage Occupy Vancouver:


Interesting series of tweets from Michael Moore tonight (from first to last):

MMFlint Michael Moore
I was to appear live Mon on CNBC @ 11am on Wall St. in front of the NYSE. I’ve just been told the NYSE will not allow this. On a public st.
MMFlint Michael Moore
CNBC, who called me a week ago to schedule this interview, does not want to upset the NYSE so they won’t interview me outside on the street
MMFlint Michael Moore
So CNBC has caved to the demands of the New York Stock Exchange, even though its a public street! Well, sorry, not me.
MMFlint Michael Moore
Dear CNBC: I will be in front of stock exchange at 11am for the scheduled interview that you begged me to do. Find some courage and show up.
Finally, 24 hours at OWS from NyDailyNews:


Willie Nelson and his wife speak out on behalf of the 99%:


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Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure."