Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson will soon face criminal charges related to a May 1 riot in front of a Portland, OR, cidery, his lawyer says.
Gibson led a group of right-wing brawlers to a bar called Cider Riot on May 1, accompanied by Patriot Prayer supporters, at least one former Proud Boy, and people affiliated with a newer group called Portland’s Liberation.
At least five men now face criminal charges related to the May 1 riot. Police arrested Matthew “Deme” Cooper and Russell Schultz on felony riot charges Aug. 15. Police allege the men were involved in a violent altercation outside Cider Riot on May 1, after the far-right extremists attacked a group of antifascists sitting on the pub’s outdoor patio.