Critics of increased logging on Oregon’s south coast took the Capitol by surprise Monday.
They climbed the flagpoles to hang banners, sang and danced inside the Capitol rotunda and occupied the offices of Secretary of State Kate Brown and state Treasurer Ted Wheeler for more than six hours.
The incident started at 11 a.m. when former Gov. Barbara Roberts, who happened to be leading a group of women on a tour of the Capitol, noticed three people at the base of the U.S. flagpole on the Capitol’s east side. She said it appeared one of them was going to climb it, and she had someone summon authorities.
Read more in today's Statesman Journal.