October 13, 2018 22:05
On Saturday, October 13, 2018, a demonstration, counter-demonstration and an unpermitted march occurred in Downtown Portland. The protest events and march were held on sidewalks and roadways in the Downtown Portland area over the course of approximately three hours.
Prior to the start of the event, liaison officers attempted to communicate with both groups to help facilitate a safe environment for everyone involved.
During today's event, officers observed people in possession of hard-knuckled gloves, firearms, batons and knives. Officers also observed people use pepper spray. At this time, there are no reports of any weapons that were seized during today's demonstration, counter-demonstration and march.
The Police Bureau is aware that people were assaulted during t