October 25th, 2011 12:18 pm | by EMILY GREEN News | Posted In: Activism, Business, City Hall, Politics

Occupier of the Day: Pi

Our visit with people at Occupy Portland

"Pi" - Photo: Emily Green

Name: “Pi”

Age: 26

Occupation: Glass blower and stock trader

Tenure at Occupy Portland: Camping since last weekend and staying until it ends, but says he might move to the Occupation in Seattle

Otherwise lives in: Eugene

His favorite political thinker: Khalil Gibran

His contribution to the camp: Pi says he hasn’t been able to volunteer because he’s afraid to leave his stuff. “People are yelling about stolen stuff every night."

Why he won’t show his face or use his real name: “I’ve been going by Pi for 13 years. You cannot create or destroy energy. Just like Pi, it goes on forever.” He also says he’s afraid to show his face because of government monitoring.

His experience at Occupy Portland: “My idea of the movement is that people feel like this is their last-ditch effort to be heard. There’s going to be violence, there’s going to be resistance. The police are going to crack down and people are either going to give up or it will be the last crushing blow."

He turns to another Occupier and says, “Peace has failed bro.”

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