Feds Deny Portland Oregon Mayor’s Demand To Revoke Permit To Trump Supporters
One Minor Victory Leading Up To The Main Event On Sunday!
The federal government will not revoke the permit for a rally planned in downtown Portland on Sunday despite an impassioned plea from Mayor Ted Wheeler.
The U.S. General Services Administration announced Wednesday that all rules and regulations were followed by the applicant for the permit to host the “Patriot Prayer” event at Terry Schrunk Plaza.
The application was submitted May 10 and approved May 15.
Wheeler called on the federal government to revoke the permit for what he called an “alt-right event” due to the deadly stabbings on a MAX train at the Hollywood Transit Center on Friday.
Wheeler told people planning to rally to “back off” and let the community heal, saying the event would only “exacerbate an already difficult situation.”
Event Organizer Responds
Gibson said Christian attended a previous “Patriot Prayer” rally, but he was kicked out.
The General Services Administration released a statement Wednesday saying the agency and Federal Protective Services are working closely with the mayor’s office and the Portland Police Bureau to prepare for Sunday’s event.
“Since the permit was lawfully obtained to assemble at this federal location, GSA has no basis to revoke the permit,” according to the U.S. General Services Administration.