Video shows Portland police violently tackling bicycle rider in protest zone
Portland police tackle protester riding bicycle (Dan McCarthy/Twitter)

Police in Portland, Oregon were seen this week tackling a protester who was riding a bicycle.


Video of the incident was shared on Twitter on Thursday.

The video, which was posted by KATU's Dan McCarthy, shows three officers running toward the cyclist as he rides near Lownsdale Square. One officer uses his body as a projectile, knocking the man off the bicycle.

According to McCarthy, the protester was arrested. Details of the arrest were not immediately available.

The incident comes as police cleared protesters in Lownsdale Square Park and Chapman Square. At least five arrests were made during the action, McCarthy said.

Watch the video below.