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2 charged in assault at OccupyMaine site

November 18, 2011

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PORTLAND, Maine—Police have charged two OccupyMaine activists with assault at an encampment in Portland.

Police say 45-year-old Alan Porter was hit in the head with a hammer Friday morning after he started drumming to awaken the other occupants.

Police say 34-year-old Christopher Schisler has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and 34-year-old Danny Arnold, who's accused of choking Porter, has been issued a summons for assault.

On Thursday night, 25-year-old Jason Carr was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to the report of a fight.

All three suspects listed no permanent addresses.

OccupyMaine says it condemns the violence.

WCHS-TV reports that the city has asked to meet with OccupyMaine on Monday to discuss code violations and the amount of calls for service to police.