Portland police announced Friday they had arrested Marquise Lee Love, 25, who is suspected of assaulting a man in downtown Portland over the weekend.

The alleged assault occurred near nightly protests for racial justice in the city, and drew significant criticism from local officials and the public. Activists also denounced the attack, saying it distracted from protests over police brutality.

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Love was named as a suspected by police Tuesday. Portland police said he turned himself in, and is charged with three felonies, including riot, assault and coercion.

“I am pleased the suspect in this case turned himself in and appreciate all of the efforts to facilitate this safe resolution,” said Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell. “Thank you to all of the members of the public who have provided information and tips to our investigators. Your assistance is very much appreciated.”

Video posted on social media shows a man sitting in the street downtown outside a white pickup. A man, suspected to be Love, then kicks the man in the head. The victim in the case was hospitalized from the attack, and has since been released.

Love was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Friday morning, according to jail records.


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