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Homeless Man Arrested After Allegedly Punching Man After Pride Parade

(Portland, OR)  --  A homeless man is facing hate crime charges after allegedly assaulting a man after the Pride Parade in Northwest Portland.  Police arrested 25-year-old Justin Watling for the incident Sunday night near Northwest 21st Avenue and Everett Street.  Police say Watling punched a man there and also attempted to strangle him.  The victim tells Fox-12 Oregon that he doesn't identify as gay or bisexual but had been celebrating with others after attending the Pride Parade earlier that day.  Watling was arrested on charges of harassment, disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault, attempted strangulation and second-degree intimidation.

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