PORTLAND: Homocon Organizer Cancels Anti-Muslim Rally, Claims Mayor’s Pleas Endangered His Group

The Oregonian reports:

Organizers of an anti-Muslim demonstration planned for June 10 announced Wednesday that they’ve canceled the event. Organizer Scott Presler [photo] cited Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s “inflammatory” requests to cancel other protests, which he said endangered people who might attend them.

Wheeler this week asked that federal officials revoke the permit for a separate pro-Trump free speech rally scheduled Sunday at Terry Schrunk Plaza across from City Hall. The federal government services administration announced Wednesday that they would not revoke the permit for Sunday’s demonstration because it was lawfully obtained.

Wheeler also said the city won’t issue permits for such events and appealed to the organizers to cancel them. He asked the federal government not to issue a permit for Presler’s event.

Presler, in a comment posted to Facebook, blasted Wheeler, calling the mayor’s efforts an “astonishingly blatant attempt to suppress freedom of discourse” and accusing him of making “disparaging and patently false statements” about his organization, ACT for America.

Presler’s Facebook page is full of the usual tired far-right/homocon memes. Back in January, Presler attended the white supremacist DeploraBall celebrating Trump’s inauguration.