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A Black Lives Matter protester has just been sentenced to 20 months in prison, after being arrested for assaulting a man in Portland back in August.
The African-American man, Marquise Love, turned himself in to authorities after a disturbing video went viral which showed Love brutally striking a truck driver in the head and knocking him unconcious.
The victim, Adam Haner, had stopped to help another person who was being mugged.
Haner, who is white, believes he was attacked due to the color of his skin.
The New York Times has the details on this horrific and cowardly assault:
A 26-year-old Black Lives Matter protester has been sentenced to 20 months behind bars for knocking a motorist unconscious in Portland, according to a report.
Marquise Love turned himself in to authorities after being caught on viral video kicking Adam Haner in the head and knocking him out outside the Multnomah County Justice Center on Aug. 12.
Haner said he stopped at the protests to help a transgender woman who was being mugged – and believed he was attacked for being white.
The graphic footage showed a group of people attacking Haner after his truck had crashed into a light pole. A man was seen kicking the victim in the face apparently knocking him unconscious.
Love pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and felony riot, according to KGW.
Fox News has more:
Love expressed remorse for his actions and apologized to Haner. He also wished him a speedy recovery, prosecutors said. Haner said he does not seek revenge against his attacker and hopes Love learns from what happened, authorities said.
In addition to prison time, Love will serve 36 months of probation and participate in an alcohol abuse evaluation.
In a recent interview with local affiliate FOX 12 Oregon, Haner said after crashing his car, someone was “yanking” him out of his truck “before I even got my door open.” Investigators learned the victim may have been trying to help a transgender female who had some of her things stolen in the area.
“I was just standing for myself as a citizen,” he told the station, “and if you can’t do that on a street, then what can you do?”