Portland cop drives motorcycle into protester blocking path

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland police officer drove a motorcycle into a protester who was blocking his path and pushed the person for a distance after a largely peaceful demonstration against police violence near an East Portland law enforcement building. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a video of the incident Friday night in which an officer is trying to get away from a crowd by colliding with the protester as she stood in his way. Portland police said early Saturday the woman jumped onto the officer’s motorcycle after the officer pulled over two vehicles that were blocking traffic. Police say she was taken to a hospital for evaluation and that she and three others were arrested.