Scenes from Portland protest Aug. 17

Hundreds of right-wing activists and those protesting their presence and message converged Saturday morning near the Morrison Bridge in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, as long-planned opposing demonstrations got underway.

Police formed a physical barricade beneath the bridge to separate the rival groups, with the Proud Boys and their supporters to the south and counter-protesters to the north. Some members of the groups exchanged heated words and taunted one another, though police have kept them mostly at a distance.

Read our coverage the protest at The Oregonian/OregonLive: