Fears the Portland’s Patriot Prayer rally, being attended by ‘armed’ and ‘pro-fascists’ groups this weekend, could be the most violent since Charlottesville

Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Paul Martin

Security officials are on high alert as the Patriot Prayer Rally is set to kickoff on Saturday at noon at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Members of two groups who plan to attend the event, Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys are the most concerning to local police officials
Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, who is running for elected office as a Republican from Washington state, has organized the event
Police say that Gibson’s rallies have served more as a pretext for Patriot Prayer and Proud Boy members to attack anti-fascist protesters
Despite the danger, counter-protesters are hoping to organize enough people to run the extreme-right groups out of town

DAILYMAIL.COM
4 August 2018

Extreme-right wing groups converging in Oregon for a rally this weekend are stoking fears that an outbreak of deadly violence not seen since Charlottesville, Virginia last year could throw the city of Portland into chaos.

Security officials are on high alert as the Patriot Prayer Rally is set to kickoff on Saturday at noon at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Members of two groups who plan to attend the event, Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys – described as ‘armed,’ ‘pro-fascists’ and ‘white supremacists’ – are the most concerning to local police officials.

The last rally, on June 30, was declared a riot after armed Patriot Prayer and Proud Boy members repeatedly charged at anti-fascists demonstrators.

Saturday’s event in Portland also serves as a rally for the so-called ‘Gibson for Senate Freedom March,’ organized by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, who is running for elected office as a Republican from Washington state, according to The Huffington Post.

Gibson has been touring up and down the Northwest trying to spread awareness of his campaign since launching in 2017, under the banner of ‘free speech’ and ‘patriotism.’

But police say that Gibson’s rallies have served more as a pretext for Patriot Prayer and Proud Boy members to attack anti-fascist protesters.

Which is why experts are particularly concerned about an outbreak of violence occurring at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park rally on Saturday, where local ordinances have made it legal to carry firearms.

‘Oregon is an open carry state and unlike previous events, these groups are not expecting to be disarmed by law enforcement,’ director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center Heidi Beirich told the Post.

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