Demonstration and March Planned for Friday September 20 in Downtown Portland (Photo)

September 19, 2019 07:57

  

The Portland Police Bureau would like to make the public aware of a planned demonstration and march on Friday, September 20th in Downtown Portland. The intent of law enforcement is to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

The event organizers have applied for and been granted a permit for a street march, which is expected to begin at about 11:30 a.m. See attached map for anticipated area of impact. The time of the march and area impacted is dependent upon the number of participants.

The Police Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential for traffic interruptions and to plan for alternate routes in and around Downtown Portland.

Interruptions to TriMet are expected to be minimal due to the march. Check https://trimet.org/#alerts/ before heading out on transit, or sign up for TriMet service alerts by email or text message athttps://trimet.org/emailupdates/index.htm

The demonstration organizers are working with a demonstration liaison for this event.

The Portland Police Bureau anticipates a peaceful event and encourages participants to use sidewalks and obey traffic control devices while coming to or from the event. Additionally, any direction given by police officers or the sound truck should be followed.

The Portland Police Bureau intends to share pertinent information with the community on the day of the events through its main Twitter account: @PortlandPolice

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Media Relations:
PPBPIO@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: 503-823-0830
1111 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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