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Second arrest made linked to Occupy Portland protest

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Nov. 3 Nov. 3
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A second person is facing charges for an Occupy Portland protest that led police to use pepper spray.

The clash happened Nov. 3 at the intersection of Northeast 14th and Halsey.

The Anti-Austerity rally at Holladay Park drew several hundred people, but it turned into a march through the streets of northeast Portland. Police said the group did not have a permit to march and the protesters were breaking the law.

At least one person was arrested at the time and about 24 people were pepper-sprayed.

After reviewing evidence collected during the protest, officers made a second arrest in the case Nov. 9.

Michael Jay Miguel Hernandez, 30, of Portland, was taken into custody on a traffic stop. Police said he was riding the same bicycle he put in front of a Portland police officer who was blocking the intersection during the protest with his own bike.

Investigators said Hernandez attempted to push through the officer using both bikes.

He is charged with attempted assault of a public safety officer, harassment, interfering with a police officer and disorderly conduct.

Officers are continuing to review evidence related to this incident and additional arrests are possible.

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