- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland police have cited a protester who was injured by a motorist as he blocked street traffic with a group of demonstrators on Saturday.

Julian Rist suffered a foot and ankle injury after the driver of an SUV ran into him at about 3:15 p.m. The driver left the scene.

Police said the driver, 37-year-old Thomas Munsey, called Milwaukie police about 15 minutes later and said he was involved in the crash. He told police he was too afraid to stop because protesters surrounded his vehicle and he was worried for his and his family’s safety.

Rist was taken to a Portland hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Police said Sunday that after an investigation, Rist was cited for improper position on a highway.



Sgt. Pete Simpson says the driver was not cited.

The protesters were with the group Don’t Shoot Portland.

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