The Portland Police cleared the Occupy Portland protest out of its two downtown parks yesterday—at the time we reported that the great push-out appeared to have resulted in no serious injuries. The Occupiers lodged indoor overnight at the downtown Unitarian Church, which opened its doors to the protesters.
Now, though, Occupiers are saying that the camp's sign language interpreter, Justin James Bridges, was sent to the hospital after injuries sustained during the move out. He was reportedly hit repeatedly on the back, then passed out, and now has trouble moving his arm.
It's not clear to me when Bridges was injured, but Occupy Portland's web group posted a video last night of police in riot gear hitting members of a crowd with their batons. It's a tough video to watch and the only incident of its kind that I've heard about over the weekend:
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