An officer on a motorcycle in Portland, Oregon, drove through a small group of protests who were blocking his pursuit of a fleeing suspect around midnight on October 3, multiple videos show.
This video, from a journalist named Alex Stojanov, shows an officer dealing with a crowd next to a car during a traffic stop on NE 47th Avenue. During the confrontation, the driver of the car speeds off. Members of the crowd then try to block the officer’s way as he gets on his motorcycle. He forces his way through knocking at least one member of the crowd, a woman, to the ground.
Police had earlier warned of a disturbance near NE 47th Avenue at the Penumbra Kelly Building, where, they said, people were throwing eggs.
According to Stojanov, the woman involved in the incident was not seriously injured. He posted video showing the same woman confronting police with a megaphone. Credit: Alex Stojanov via Storyful