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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2018 file photo, Patriot Prayer founder and rally organizer Joey Gibson speaks to his followers at a rally in Portland, Ore. On Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 authorities announced they've arrested Gibson, the leader of the right-wing group, on the eve of a far-right rally that's expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland on Saturday, Aug. 17, prompting Gibson to urge his followers to "show up one hundred-fold" in response. (AP Photo/John Rudoff, File)
By Associated Press
Published: 28 August 2019

Joey GibsonJoey GibsonPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson has pleaded not guilty to a riot charge in connection with a May Day fight in Portland, Oregon.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Gibson entered the plea Tuesday after he held a march around the Multnomah County Justice Center with a couple dozen supporters.

Gibson is one of five men facing criminal charges in a clash between activists outside Cider Riot in Northeast Portland.

Like Gibson, the men have been accused of riot.

Four of the men including Gibson have been named as defendants in a $1 million lawsuit filed by the cidery's owner.

Abram Goldman-Armstrong claims Gibson and other right-wing protesters showed up to his business during a post-May Day celebration, fought with customers and injured at least one person.

Portland police say they continue to investigate.

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