By: Renee Nal | New Zeal
Patriot Prayer Rally SF
August 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Organizers of Patriot Prayer Rally SF official statement on cancellation of SF event at Crissy Field, Saturday, August 26, 2017
This letter is to inform the media, citizens, Nancy Pelosi, and Mayor Edwin Lee that the Freedom Rally scheduled at Crissy Field Saturday, August 26th, 2017 from 2pm-5pm, has been canceled by Patriot Prayer and the event organizers.
Although our rally was a peaceful event, we have concerns over the safety of people who wanted to attend. The security plan proposed by the Park Service and San Francisco PD fails to provide safety for people attending.
Their plan creates a situation where participants of the rally, and their opposition (Antifa/BAMN/BLM), will be forced to intermingle. We see this is an extreme safety issue. More details on this will be provided at our press conference held at the Alamo Park in San Francisco Saturday, August 26, 2017, starting at 2pm.
All media outlets are requested at the park for more details.
Patriot Prayer & Event Organizers
My statement on extremists' decision to cancel permitted rally at Crissy Field and to hold an illegal, volatile rally at Alamo Square. pic.twitter.com/MtN2T2fvDt
— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) August 25, 2017
Original Article Below:
“I never thought I’d be having to prove daily I’m not a white supremacist…” Lindsay Grathwohl, speaker at Patriot Prayer Rally
A group called “Patriot Prayer” is organizing a “Unity & Patriotism Rally” scheduled for Saturday, August 26 at Crissy Field in San Francisco.
With absolutely no evidence, “just about every elected official who has spoken on the issue has labeled the Patriot Prayer a hate group.”
From the local CBS affiliate:
“I’m talking about racists, people who are white supremacists, white nationalists,” said SF Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. “People who don’t agree that we should be a sanctuary city, people who do not agree with inclusiveness.”
Supervisor Mark Farrell went so far Wednesday to issue a statement calling the Crissy Field demonstrators Nazis.