Portland ‘protester’ who brutally kicked man in head in viral video sentenced to prison

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A protester in Portland captured on video kicking another man violently in the head and knocking him unconscious has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison.

Marquise Love pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and felony riot after his legal counsel engaged in “months of pretrial negotiations and a judicial settlement conference,” said the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office,” KOIN-TV reported.

Love, 25, was sentenced to 20 months behind bars after he was seen on video beating Adam Haner before delivering a brutal roundhouse kick to his head, knocking him out.

Warning: Graphic video

Haner had been dragged from his pickup truck and accosted by a group of other protesters before Love beat and kicked him.

“I remember vaguely being on the ground and trying to call her,” Haner told KATU shortly after the attack. “Then I don’t remember anything. Two days later I wake up, and now I’m here.”

The DA’s office noted that Love’s guilty plea acknowledges the physical harm he caused to Haner and that “he and others engaged in tumultuous and violent conduct and created a grave risk of causing public alarm.”

“The video of this assault is violent and shocking. It outraged our community and nation. We are fortunate that the victim’s injuries were not as severe as it first appeared they may have been,” said Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt in a statement.

“In the days, weeks and months after this assault, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau worked quickly to identify the suspect and complete the investigation. This is a proper resolution. Marquise Love is accepting responsibility for his actions and the punishment,” he said.

Love turned himself into police Aug. 21 after the video capturing his assault went viral. Following his prison term, he will have to complete 36 months of probation; if he violates the terms of his release and probation, he could face additional jail time.

He will also be required to undergo an alcohol abuse evaluation and follow any recommended treatment, KOIN reported.

Prior to his arrest and conviction for attacking Haner, Love had an extensive criminal history, including domestic assault and criminal trespass.

Since 2012, he had been arrested seven times in Washington County, Ore.

“He was charged with a probation violation in 2014, providing false information related to a firearm in 2016 and second-degree theft in 2012. That same year, he pleaded guilty to interfering with public transportation and was sentenced to 18 months probation and a $500 fine. He reportedly still owes thousands of dollars in unpaid fines,” BizPac Review reported.

In an interview with Fox News following the attack, “Lives Matter” host Drew Hernandez said Haner was attacked as he tried to drive away from Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters, some of whom believed he had tried to run them over.

“I think he just felt extremely threatened,” Hernandez said. ”They chased him… until he finally crashed. When they finally caught up to him, they went nuts.

“This was violent, extremely violent,” he added. “Sometimes I forget I’m walking the streets of an American city in the Northwest. Sometimes it feels like you’re walking in a Third World county.”

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