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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:51 AM

Undercover in Patriot Prayer: Insights From a Vancouver Democrat Who's Been Working Against the Far-

Undercover in Patriot Prayer: Insights From a Vancouver Democrat Who's Been Working Against the Far-Right Group from the Inside


Since 2017, far-right groups have flocked to notoriously liberal Portland to march, yell, and engage in violent clashes with left-wing activists. Most of these demonstrations were planned by Patriot Prayer, a small coalition of Trump-supporting provocateurs based in Vancouver, WA.

Ben has marched alongside Patriot Prayer for nearly every major Portland demonstration—events with such vague names as “Rally for Trump and Freedom,” "Freedom March," and "Trump Free Speech Rally."

What the far-right group didn't know was that Ben was a spy.

However, in a matter of weeks, Ben’s long-hidden identity will be made public, meaning his days of being undercover with the group have come to an end. Video footage shot by this left-of-center Democrat will soon be used in court against longtime members of Patriot Prayer—including its leader, Joey Gibson.

Ben—not his real name, as he wishes to keep his name private a little longer—is a tall, 30-something man with a reddish-blonde beard and pale skin. He’s easy to spot in a crowd. It doesn’t hurt that he always wears the same shirt to rallies: a red tee emblazoned with the Marvel Comics antihero Deadpool.

Read more: https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2019/08/26/27039560/undercover-in-patriot-prayer-insights-from-a-vancouver-democrat-whos-been-working-against-the-far-right-group-from-the-inside

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:03 AM

1. This is such an important article to read.

Just read news that one of leaders a far right group just resigned because he was exposed by video footage from someone on the inside.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/andy-ngo-who-became-a-right-wing-star-leaves-quillette-after-incriminating-video-appears

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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:03 AM

2. That guy is a hero

He found a way to help put fascists behind bars.

I just hope he stays safe, especially after his real name becomes public.
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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:15 AM

3. I watched an episode of Breaking Hate

and a white power leader's sole source of income was a website that sold hate music, hateful video games, etc. He had nothing for a resume. Piccollini was willing to help him if he would shut down the website to show he was serious. It took awhile, but he shut it down.

Another person was a young man that Christian took under his wing. Eventually Chris paid for his tattoo removal.

Everyone trying to leave these groups (there are about 78 varieties) is scared of what could happen to them or their families. Murder is a possible outcome.

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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 08:43 AM

4. With a physical description of him that detailed, what are the chances in a small group like

that, they won't know who he is?

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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 08:43 AM

5. Excellent article. Glad to hear patriots like Ben are documenting the perfidy of the right.

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