Far-Right Group Cancels Rally Planned for San Francisco This Weekend Citing Safety Concerns

The organizer of a far-right rally that had been scheduled Saturday in San Francisco canceled an afternoon news conference, claiming police have blocked access to the park where it was to be held.

A Trump supporter runs at protesters while being pepper sprayed at a 'Patriots Day' free speech rally on April 15, 2017 in Berkeley, California. (Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

A Trump supporter runs at protesters while being pepper sprayed at a ‘Patriots Day’ free speech rally on April 15, 2017 in Berkeley, California. (Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

The news conference was set to take place at 2 p.m. at Alamo Square park in downtown San Francisco, in place of a “Freedom Rally” that had been planned for Crissy Field Beach, according to a Facebook post published by Joey Gibson, founder of the Patriot Prayer group and organizer of the event.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed also announced Saturday morning that Alamo Park would be closed to the public. Workers were erecting fencing around the park.

Gibson said on social media he would hold an indoor news conference but did not give a location.

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