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Police: Protester shoved sergeant into moving bus

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An Occupy Portland protester is accused of assaulting an officer during Wednesday night's march across two Portland bridges.

Portland Police say at several points along the march that spanned the Hawthorne and Burnside bridges, along with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, protesters affected traffic by refusing police requests to stay on the sidewalks.

One man is accused of shoving a police sergeant into a moving Trimet bus before running back into the crowd. After the march ended, officers found the suspect and arrested him.

David Burgess, 30, faces charges of assaulting a public safety officer, interfering with a police officer, disorderly conduct and harassment.

The sergeant suffered only minor injuries and did not need medical attention.

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