Organizers of an ‘alt-right’ rally in Portland, Oregon found themselves thwarted at every corner when businesses began calling in tow trucks to get rid of their cars, denying them entry to businesses, and getting a security guard to keep them out of the park.
Joey Gibson, of the Patriot Prayer alt-right group, called for a rally yesterday. The group was due to meet at the Fred Meyer grocery store in Grand Central Retail Center. It turned out, that the store wasn’t about to be accommodating to the nazis meeting in their lot. The owner of the store called in a tow truck and warned that anyone that wasn’t there to shop, will have their cars towed.
According to Rawstory.com,
‘Security and tow trucks milled around the Fred Meyer parking lot at 2500 Columbia House Blvd., ready to pick up anyone who left their car at the private shopping center,” the paper reported. “Portland-based commercial real estate firm NAI Elliot, which manages the property, announced Friday that anyone who parked except to shop or work would be towed at their own expense.’
‘Once we leave, our cars are toast,’ said one of the extremists.’
In addition, a bunch of other business’ in the area did something similar, or closed off access to their parking lots entirely.
The city’s public parking, the Park and Ride spot, also refused to get the rally-goers enter the lot.
Eventually, the group found a parking lot outside of a city park to use. They then had to direct their (tiny) busses there. The busses had to go back and forth, leaving many rallygoers stranded.
As for Portland: