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Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson pleads not guilty to riot charge

Gibson is one of six men facing criminal charges in connection with a May Day clash outside the Cider Riot bar in Northeast Portland.

Editor's note: Video is from Aug. 19, when Gibson appeared at an arraignment hearing.

PORTLAND, Ore. --- Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson has pleaded not guilty to a riot charge in connection with a May Day fight in Portland.

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 six men facing criminal charges in a clash between activists outside Cider Riot in Northeast Portland. Like Gibson, the men have been accused of riot.

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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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