Antifa is throwing irritant smoke and projectiles at police.
Thank you to everyone who came out for #womensmarchpdx today in what was easily one of the largest marches ever in Portland. 100% peaceful.
“Today is a difficult day as we say goodbye to our Mounted Patrol. “The Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol debuted in the 4th of July parade in 1875, but it wasn't until 1891 that five horses for patrol were counted as part of the organization. The numbers varied in the decades to follow, eventually becoming the Police Mounted Reserves, then the Portland Police Posse. In the late 1970s, the Horse Patrol began again and grew into an active unit in the 1980s. In 2011, a new horse barn facility debuted. Over the years, they have been a critical component in our operations branch and a huge community engagement draw. “Those who have served in the Mounted Patrol all share a unique place in the Bureau's history. I feel privileged to be a part of that group and will always remember my time there. “I want to thank the current members of MPU who face a transition to a new chapter and the former members who contributed greatly over the years. I also want to recognize the Friends of MPU and thank everyone who has supported it over the years.” Chief Mike Marshman