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A sign prohibiting the blocking of any pedestrian movement sparked protests after they were placed in front of the flagship Columbia Sportswear store, apparently in response to  the company’s chief executive complaining about public nuisances, downtown. Critics say ‘no-sit zones’ criminalize homelessness. (KGW photo)

A sign prohibiting the blocking of any pedestrian movement sparked protests after they were placed in front of the flagship Columbia Sportswear store, apparently in response to the company’s chief executive complaining about public nuisances, downtown. Critics say ‘no-sit zones’ criminalize homelessness. (KGW photo)

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No Sit’ Resistance to Mayor

Protestors say response criminalizes homeless

Portland’s Resistance calls ‘no-sit zones’ a means of ‘criminalizing houeselessness’ and criticizes Mayor Ted Wheeler for authorizing eight more city blocks with those designations