Joey Gibson Announces Rallies in Bay Area; ‘America First’ in Laguna Beach

Joey Gibson Patriot Prayer (Stephen Lam / Getty)
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Joey Gibson, the founder of the “Patriot Prayer” group, announced over Facebook Sunday that his group plans to hold marches in Berkeley and San Francisco next week.

Gibson did not provide dates. However, on September 25, a left-wing group called Unite Against Right Wing Violence in the Bay Area is holding a “Berkeley Rally Against White Supremacy” in Berkeley.

Patriot Prayer is not a white supremacist organization. Breitbart News previously reported that Several Bay Area news outlets had initially labeled last month’s scheduled “Freedom Rally” as being “white nationalist,” but changed their headlines to “right-wing” after facing a backlash from participants.

Last month, Gibson announced that the permitted “Freedom Rally” his group had planned in San Franciscowould be canceled due to safety concerns, blaming “rhetoric from Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Lee, the media – all of these people are saying that we’re white supremacists, and it’s bringing in tons of extremists.”

Johnny Benitez, the organizer of “America First!” also plans to hold two more rallies this and next month in Laguna Beach, according to the Orange County Register.

“I will be working with Republican Party of the I.E. to make it the best one yet,” Benitez wrote on Facebook. “This will be our last stand to paint Laguna Beach red, white, and blue!”

Last month, at least ten people were arrested for “various violations” during what was meant to be a peaceful protest and counter-protest in Berkeley against Gibson and Patriot Prayer. The violence was entirely one-sided, with Antifa breaking through police barricades to beat Gibson and his supporters.

The media, which have tended to excuse left-wing violence, was forced to report what actually happened in front of their eyes. Pelosi and other Democrats responded by condemning Antifa.

Adelle Nazarian is a politics and national security reporter for Breitbart News. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


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