Occupy Maine got chemical-bombed.
One could argue, I think, that this could do the same thing for Occupy Maine in terms of publicity and legitimacy that hundreds getting arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge did for Occupy Wall Street. It’s obviously not the same situation, but the mass arrests became in a way a unifying force for the continuation and growth of the movement. Like mass arrests in Boston, Chicago, and elsewhere, such actions against protestors often strengthen protest movements rather than weakening them. Though perpetrated by an outsider, this could have much the same effect in Maine.