The Oregon-based Patriot Prayer group plans to hold a press conference on Saturday at 5 p.m. local time in Alamo Square Park after they canceled their free speech rally due to safety concerns.
The group canceled their free speech rally on Saturday due to safety concerns.
In a video posted on Facebook, Gibson said, "After several conversations with the police and understanding the situation of what's going on, we've decided that tomorrow really seems like a setup... the mayor, Nancy Pelosi, the media. All these people are saying we're white supremacists, and it's bringing in all these extremists... So we're going to take the opportunity to not fall into that trap. We're not going to have a rally at Crissy Field. [Instead] We're going to have a news conference in Alamo Park... to talk about the rhetoric in San Francisco."
Hundreds of demonstrators surrounded Alamo Square Park to counter-protest the rally Saturday morning.
Authorities closed off the park and are closely monitoring the area.