Look who's coming to speak at Resist Marxism: Rally for the Republic, Saturday November 18, it's Joey Gibson, who founded the group Patriot Prayer, a right wing, sometimes anti-government, and sometimes pro-Trump group that held rallies from San Francisco to Seattle, places known for liberal politics.
The San Jose Mercury News describes Patriot Prayer as a "right-wing group ... [whose] events ... have attracted white supremacists and ended up in violent confrontations among demonstrators on both sides."
According to the BBC, Patriot Prayer have been connected to the alt-right as well as other far-right groups. Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson denies this saying the group is neither white nationalist or alt-right and that they support “freedom, love and peace". The group's stated aim is support of the first amendment, free speech and to "liberate the conservatives on the West Coast".
David Neiwert, writing for the Southern Poverty Law Centre blog Hatewatch described Patriot Prayer as "trolling" the northwest with the intention of provoking a response from far-left antifascists. Neiwart noted that Gibson denounced white supremacists and neo-Nazis during the 13 August rally in Seattle the day after the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, and that Gibson also contends he has taken steps to exclude white supremacist groups. During the 13 August rally in Seattle such groups had no obvious presence; however, a week earlier another rally in Portland, Oregon led by Gibson saw members of Identity Evropa in attendance.
See if you can identify all of the false assertions Joey makes about the Free Speech rally in August in his video about coming in November.