Yes these anti-austerity protests occurred in Portland, Oregon where in cuts in transit have had time to show those of us that depend on it the increase in difficulty level.
Protesters tried to continue along their route but were repelled by a police line that included bicycle and mounted officers. As well as storm troopers.
Police used pepper spray and force against #N3 anti-austerity protesters as they tried to breach police lines and head northbound from NE Halsey St to 14th Ave. Dozens of people were covered in the liberal use of the spraying of the front lines. Portland, OR, USA, 03/11/2012.
There were reports of at least eight children under ten impacted by the pepper spray.