Over the weekend Portland, Oregon was once again the site of protests and counter-protests by Patriot Prayer and Antifa.

DC Writer Greg Rucka, who will be writing Wonder Woman: Diana’s Daughter for the DC Black Label, decided to weigh in on the protests and labeled anyone who was part of Patriot Prayer and expressing their First Amendment right to protest as a Nazi. Not only that, but he was encouraging their right to protest to be revoked and put down by the Portland Police and the Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler.

There is one problem with Rucka’s Nazi theory. The leader of Patriot Prayer, Joey Gibson, is bi-racial. He has Japanese and Irish ancestry. Not only that, but he openly disavows white supremacists.

Not only is Rucka labeling these marchers as Nazis, but he is actively calling for police to not allow them to exercise their first amendment rights to protest and to assemble peacefully. He uses the excuse of “protecting communities” so that those rights can be banished. It’s as if he expects a certain group to use political violence to marginalize another group.

Rucka went on to talk about how Patriot Prayer members exercised their right to protect themselves and how he believes they should have been stopped by the Portland Police and Mayor Wheeler.

One important detail of course left out is the fact that Antifa protestors, again and again, have shown to be the ones who enjoy initiating violence against others. During last month’s Patriot Prayer event, Antifa showed up to counter-protest and get violent. So it’s no surprise that people were ready to defend themselves this time.

Politico has also reported that the Department of Homeland Security has labeled Antifa’s activies as “domestic terrorist violence.” They also uncovered that “anarchist extremists” were responsible for the violence at numerous public rallies . Those documents blame the anarchist extremists for attacks on police as well as government and political institutions.

Reactions to Greg Rucka’s tweets have been mostly negative with a few positive. Many called Rucka out on his labeling of Patriot Prayer members as “Nazis.”

There were a few who supported Rucka.

This isn’t the first case of a creator taking the side of a violent domestic terrorist organization. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse director Peter Ramsey came out in support of the terrorist organization a few weeks ago.

What do you think, does Greg Rucka have a point? Or is he going off the deep end? Tell us in the comments below!

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Jorge Arenas
Resident Star Trek Specialist/ Writer

Jorge Arenas is a Governmental Affairs Director working in the Southwest. If Starfleet were real his career would be in a much different place. Currently, he specializes in all things Star Trek. He loves DC but has a soft spot for Deadpool. When not writing you can find him on World of Warcraft. Battle.net, ID-PassStage6#1707

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