New Legal Claims and Defendants Added to Patriot Prayer Lawsuit - 2019-05-07
Since hosting a May Day celebration that attracted violent opposition at his NE Portland business Cider Riot, Abe Goldman-Armstrong has shut down the business' Facebook page, disconnected its phone, and requested security patrols to guard employees shutting down the shop at the end of the night.
"This is how bad it's gotten. We don't feel safe in our own business," said Goldman-Armstrong at a Tuesday morning press conference inside Cider Riot's warehouse. Goldman-Armstrong has filed a lawsuit against Patriot Prayer, the Vancouver, Washington-based alt-right organization, and its leader Joey Gibson, for inflicting violence on his property and at his patrons on May 1. Tuesday's press conference outlined new additions to the initial lawsuit, filed May 3.
Cider Riot was specifically targeted by Patriot Prayer for hosting an event attended by members of Portland's anti-fascist (or, antifa) and progressive community after a day of peaceful May Day demonstrations.