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Suspect accused of kicking man unconscious during violent Portland protests turns self in

Marquise Love
Posted at 4:23 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 16:46:06-04

PORTLAND, Ore. — The suspect accused of beating a man unconscious during violent protests in Portland, Oregon last week, has turned himself into police.

Investigators identified the suspect as 25-year-old Marquise Love.

Police believe the victim was trying to help a transgender woman, who was a victim of theft in the area of Southwest Taylor and 4th Avenue.

Love and other protesters in the area allegedly surrounded the victim's pickup truck and forced him out.

Police say the 911 call stated that "protesters chased a white Ford 4x4, which has crashed," and "protesters drug him out of [the] car."

Another witness called as police were heading to the scene, and reported that 9 to 10 people were, "beating the guy."

Multiple videos of the attack have surfaced on social media and gone viral.

They show several people beating and ordering the victim down to his knees, before a man believed to be Love comes up and knocks him out with a kick.

Police say they've identified the woman being helped by the victim, but aren't releasing her name.

The victim has since been released from the hospital, and is expected to recover.

Protests and demonstrations have been happening nightly in Portland, since the May murder of George Floyd. On several occasions, police have been forced to declare a riot.