Joey Gibson, the founder of Patriot Prayer, is finally putting out more information about his intentions for the August 4th rally, which is informing the antifascist organizing plans.
Joey Gibson is calling for people to be at the Fred Meyer on Columbia Way in Vancouver, WA at 10am if they want to take the busses down to Portland that he has secured. He is promising to have armed security on each bus. He is suggesting that everyone rides the shuttles, which he says are personally owned by attendees and not rented, so they will be there after the rally. He is putting several teams on call for in and out transfer for people needing to get out, no matter at what point he feels his people will be at risk during the rally.
These are the same busses that were used when Joey came down to harass people at the ICE encampment, and gave them some cover to get out easily.
He has also announced that they will be at the Waterfront Park in Portland, though he has not released all the final details yet. He promises that the full info will be out this weekend.
Though Joey tried really hard to keep everyone together for the August 5th rally in Berkeley, after the August 4th rally in Portland, though he did not organize it. He suggested that people “back stabbed” him in regards to the rally. The American Guard, founded by Klansman, had been a part of the organizing. Gavin McInnis, the founder of the Proud Boys, eventually pulled the Proud Boys from appearing, and so Joey Gibson decided that he did not want to be a part of it. In a recent video, Gibson expressed anger of the results of this rally, and blamed it on infighting and personal problems inside their movement, calling them “little demons” and suggested it was a “spiritual problem.” Joey ended up doing a second video as well, discussing the growing infighting in their movement, especially between the people in Vancouver and Berkeley, and they are desperately trying to keep their movement together. As far as we can tell, the August 5th rally in Berkeley is over and all of their attention will be on the Portland one.
The Portland rally he expects to be one of their largest, including better preparation and no coordination with the police. Their position at the Waterfront means they will be out in the wide open space. There is also some reporting that suggested that Gibson called the location so his people can bring weapons, which they could not do in the federal park like Terry Shrunk Plaza where they have held past rallies. Rose City Antifa has changed the meeting location for their action to the Waterfront to meet Patriot Prayer, and Pop Mob is continuing their pre-protest rally at City Hall with the support of organized labor and community organizations.
Below is the information for Patriot Prayer’s rally, as put out by Joey Gibson. This is the information they are giving to their rally participants.
The Portland Rally will start at Salmon Street Springs at the waterfront in Portland Oregon at 1000 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204.
It will be secured and ready for buses to drop off Patriots in large groups. Stay together and inside the security.
The bus will be picking people up at 108 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661. If you look at the two satellite photos there is a red circle along the road and side walk where people will load onto the bus. There will be armed security on the public sidewalk and the Vancouver Police are aware that we are going to be there. As most of you know the Vancouver Police do not put up with masked criminals like they do in Portland.
Shuttles will start leaving at 10 am. Last shuttle to leave 11:35 am
It is highly encouraged to show up at 10 am to guarantee a seat.
Parking: There is a giant parking lot next to the drop off spot and is extremely busy so it will be hard for people to go after your car but it isn’t a guarantee. People with flags and other obvious items are parking about a mile away and taking Uber in or just get dropped off by a friend.
We have 5 fast buses with armed security on each bus. These are the best way to get in safe and to leave safe. Please come to Vancouver to catch a bus.
People not taking the Shuttle
Those coming into the water front on their own should not be wearing anything that identifies you are with the Patriots. Wear normal clothing and get to Salmon Street Springs from the multiple different ways in.
This is the flyer for the Pop Mob pre-event rally, afterwards that crowd will then join the larger antifascist block protesting Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys.