December 09, 2017 16:20
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, one person was arrested during a protest, counter protest, and march in Downtown Portland. The protest events and march were held near Terry Schrunk Plaza, Chapman Square, Waterfront Park and sidewalks in the downtown area over the course of several hours.
Officers observed several disturbances during today's event, but there were no injuries reported that required anyone be transported to area hospitals by ambulance. Portland Fire and Rescue medics provided medical aid to a protest member and counter-protest member, after both were pepper sprayed by a person in the crowd.
The intent of law enforcement today was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the Fir