The risk of potential gun violence has led to the relocation of one counter-protest taking place this Saturday.
As of Aug. 20, the LovedUp Mobile Dance Rally — a counter-protest that will be held in response to a rally held by the alt-right group Patriot Prayer this Saturday — is being moved to Dolores Park.
Taking cues from WERK for Peace — the queer artist-protester collective that has held dance parties on the doorsteps of Ivanka Trump and Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's homes — the Mobile Dance Rally was originally planned to take place in Marina Green Park, two miles away from the rally at Crissy Field.
Crissy Field is designated as a National Park, which permit the open carry of firearms on park grounds. California state law, however, only allows for the concealed carry of firearms with a permit.
Its close proximity to the Patriot Prayer event, according to the Dance Rally coordinators, poses a risk to counter-protesters who may be in attendance. Nearly 10,000 people have expressed interest in attending the protest on Facebook.