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Marchers crowd Terry Schrunk Plaza, crossed Hawthorne Bridge to demand action on climate crisis.

PMG PHOTO: COURTNEY VAUGHN - Students began their protest in downtown Portland before marching across the Hawthorne Bridge to OMSI on Friday, Sept. 20.

Three people were arrested Friday during a climate strike that was otherwise characterized by police as a peaceful protest.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the student-led climate march yielded three arrests.

PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - A man was arrested Friday in downtown Portland during a climate strike protest. The subject was eventually pepper sprayed by police for allegedly resisting arrest.One person — whom police identified only as "Jake" — is said to have vandalized the Hawthorne Bridge. He was arrested, but fought with officers during the arrest, PPB said. Officers used pepper spray to carry out the arrest. Police found several weapons and vandalism tools in his backpack. Two 17-year-olds were arrested for disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officers, but were later released to "responsible adults," police said Friday afternoon.

No injuries were reported in the massive climate strike that saw students from throughout Portland and the metro area rally Friday, Sept. 20, in downtown, to protest inaction against climate change.

PMG PHOTO: JIM REDDEN - Large crowds fill Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland as students from all over — and adults who agree with them — protest inaction against climate change.Police closed streets around Portland City Hall, Terry Schrunk Plaza (Southeast Third and Madison) and OMSI. Thousands of students crossed the Hawthorne Bridge around noon Friday.

Journalists Jim Redden, Joseph Gallivan, Jaime Valdez and Dana Haynes contributed to this article.

This story has been updated with new information.

PMG PHOTO: COURTNEY VAUGHN - Portland Police try to contain large crowds near Southesst Second and Madison in downtown Portland. Protesters are lined up to cross the Hawthorne Bridge before noon, Friday, Sept. 20.

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