Police arrest man after Occupy Portland march
A 30-year-old man was arrested Wednesday evening after an incident during an Occupy Portland march through downtown.
Portland police took David Anthony Burgess into custody after the march and charged him with assaulting a public safety officer, interfering with a police officer, second-degree disorderly conduct and harassment. Burgess was lodged into the Multnomah County Jail.
The march was to show solidarity with Occupy Oakland protesters, who had been forced from their camps last week with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Police said the march through parts of downtown was mostly without incident, blocking traffic several times. The march started at about rush hour at Terry Schrunk Plaza and wound through downtown, crossed the Hawthorne Bridge and spread into Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The marchers then went back downtown across the Burnside Bridge.
During the march, one man apparently shoved a police sergeant into a moving TriMet bus and then ran back into the crowd. After the march, officers found and arrested the man. The sergeant suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention.
Occupy Portland protesters have camped for nearly a month in two downtown parks about a block from City Hall. They are part of the Occupy Wall Street movement that has spread to dozens of cities around the world.