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Protester Who Smeared Blood In Portland City Hall Sentenced

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man who smeared his own blood on a piece of public art in Portland’s City Hall after being forcibly removed from a City Council meeting has been sentenced to community service and two years of probation.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that a jury convicted David Davis of trespass and criminal mischief for his actions during a City Council meeting in January.

Prosecutors say Davis refused to turn off a bright light on his video recorder during a City Council meeting.

He then refused to leave after councilmembers decided to stop the meeting and clear the chamber because of shouting from spectators.

Davis used blood from a cut on his hand to spell out part of an obscenity on an artwork after he was removed.

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