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Navy vet beaten with federal officer’s baton after coming to Portland protest site to talk to officers

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Navy veteran was beaten with a baton swung with both hands by a federal officer in Portland.

Christopher David is uncomfortable with his newfound fame as the subject of an online video and news coverage.

David, whose bones were broken, says the focus should be on Black Lives Matter. David is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a Navy veteran.

He had been so disturbed by federal forces' actions that he came to a protest site to talk to the officers. Instead he was beaten and pepper sprayed.