It's hard to think some record isn't being broken today, as tens of thousands of people have converged in a crush of wet, jubilant, Trump-hating humanity in McCall Waterfront Park for the Women's March on Portland. As we write this, the massive demonstration is still singing, chanting, and cursing its way through the streets of downtown. There are guesstimates that that crowd numbers 100,000 or more--a far larger tally than expected.
This was always supposed to be a peaceful march, and organizers were careful to plan a route with police. In this way, it's very different than last night's protest, which devolved into a violent standoff between police and demonstrators.
Cell service is abominable, but tweets and photos are making it out from the belly of the beast.
#womensmarchpdx we're STILL under Hawthorne bridge waiting to move, front marchers have already reached end of the planned route 20mins ago pic.twitter.com/rzXyDtCG8Q
— Louise (@damnitjerrry) January 21, 2017