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: https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2019/08/portland-protests-antifa-right-wing-groups-set-to-face-off-downtown-live-updates.html