August 17, 2019 21:09
On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, the Portland Police Bureau, in collaboration with fifteen law enforcement partner agencies, handled a series of demonstrations and managed calls for service in the City of Portland over the course of nine hours.
PPB's primary goals for the events were to keep everyone safe, including demonstrators, Portlanders, visitors, and officers and to facilitate everyone's ability to exercise their Constitutional rights of free speech and assembly.
PPB used every available officer today to achieve these goals, and called upon a number of local, state and federal partners to help.
Demonstrators began to arrive downtown at approximately 8:30 a.m. Almost immediately, officers started seizing weapons. Weapons seized included chemical spray (bear s