Report of a shooting at #occupyVermont is blowing up twitter
A man died today of a gunshot at an Occupy Vermont camp in Burlington's City Hall Park. His death may be a suicide.
Update at 7:49 p.m. ET: Occupy Burlington protesters have clashed with police after the chief said the park needed to close for 24 hours so today's fatal shooting could be investigated, The Burlington Free Press now says. One woman was briefly detained.
The confrontation came after a city officials met with Occupy organizers to discuss the future of the encampment. Police Chief Michael Schirling said tents may be banned.
Across the country, the mayor of Portland, Ore., announced that Occupy camps would be evicted from two downtown parks at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.
Update at 5:28 p.m. ET: The unidentified 35-year-old man has died of his wound, authorities say, according to The Burlington Free Press.