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Organizers: 100K people attended Women's March in downtown Portland

Organizers for the Women's March on Portland say 100,000 people took to the streets Saturday afternoon to push back against President Donald Trump.

The march created likely one of the largest crowds Portland has ever seen.

Video from Saturday's massive march:

The march was just one of hundreds that took place across the globe on Jan. 21.

Hundreds of thousands of women massed in the nation's capital Saturday for marches and demonstrations aimed at showing Donald Trump they won't be silent over the next four years.

The Portland Women's March assembled at noon near the Morrison Bridge at Tom McCall Waterfront park. Within an hour the crowd had grown to tens of thousands lining the entire Waterfront area.

The group began marching just before 1 p.m., and nearly two hours later the entire 1.3 mile parade route was still packed with thousands of people.

Events died down around 3:30 p.m.

The march was permitted and facilitated by Portland Police, who say the entire event remained "100% peaceful."

Saturday's events began with a pro-labor rally in the South Park blocks. After the rally, the nearly 150 people marched to Waterfront Park to meet up with the Women's March.

All MAX service was disrupted in the city center, and TriMet bus service experienced overcrowding and delays. The TriMet tickets app even broke down due to a system overload.

TriMet resumed all MAX service in the city center around 3:45 p.m., and thanked riders for being patient with "likely the largest crowds in our history in such a short period of time."

The Women's March followed a night of anti-Trump protests in downtown Portland. The protests started out peacefully, but by 8 p.m. police were reporting projectiles being thrown at officers.

Police used tear gas and flash bangs to disperse the crowd near Pioneer Courthouse Square. Five people were arrested.

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