Authorities in San Francisco and Alameda counties prepared for the influx of fringe-right supporters over the weekend, hoping to squelch the assemblies from turning violent -- like they have in the past -- through a series of legal maneuvers and bureaucratic red tape.
And it seems to be working.
Patriot Prayer organizer Joey Gibson canceled his initial rally for Saturday afternoon at San Francisco's Crissy Field and announced a press conference at Alamo Square. Then, on Saturday morning, he scrapped the Alamo Square event. It was unclear if he intended to organize other events.
In the meantime, it appeared that the protests of the far-right rallies could dwarf any activities by Patriot Prayer or fringe-right activists planning another gathering in Berkeley on Sunday.
Here are photos of some of the action on Saturday.