Cider Shop Sues Portlands Far-Right Extremists

For years, a far-right group has led bloody brawls in the streets of Portland, Oregon. Now the fight appears headed for the courthouse, thanks to a local brewery thats had enough of the throwdowns. The group is Patriot Prayer, whose members champion Islamophobic causes and violence against their opponents on the left. Headed by Joe Gibson, the groups members were involved in a bloody brawl against anti-fascists at the Portland bar Cider Riot on May 1. Cider Riot, which sometimes hosts events like film screenings and a Rock Against Fascism concert, has been a repeated target of Patriot Prayers ire. Now the bar is asking for a jury trial and $1 million from Patriot Prayer and its leaders, citing negligence, …