Police: Occupy Portland Protestor Spit In Guard’s Face

PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle) – An Occupy Portland protestor was arrested for allegedly spitting in the face of a security guard during a demonstration.

Richard Hernandez, 46, was arrested Sunday afternoon on accusations that he spit in the face of a security guard at Pioneer Place.

According to police, Hernandez began demonstrating with Occupy Portland around 2 p.m. Sunday. Soon thereafter, the alleged incident took place. Police have yet to release any more details concerning the incident.

Hernandez has been charged with resisting arrest, harassment, and interfering with a police officer. He was booked into Multnomah County Jail on $6,500 bond.

Messages left by CBS Seattle to Portland Police and Occupy Portland were not immediately returned.

  • Jess E. Hadden

    This man is a mentally ill individual who is absolutely NOT representative of Occupy Portland. It’s funny that this story doesn’t mention that Occupy Portland was protesting the martial law provisions of the NDAA, which was just signed into law. It’s funny that this article doesn’t tell you how Portland police had literally attacked, in a huge show of force, the anti-NDAA protest just one day before. It was an unprovoked, ridiculous assault. I took video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57LNilSh_6o

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