On November 9, 2023, independent journalist Andy Ngo announced on X that a local group intends to disrupt the event and throw food at the women who are using our voices to protect women and children.
These kinds of threats have become so frequent as to be expected. As non-violent direct actionists who are committed to women’s free speech and to the sex-based rights of women and girls, we planned to go forward with the event, notwithstanding these threats.
Today, our organizers received a second call from the county security director. She stated that a therapist (a mandatory reporter) had reached out to notify us that a patient had stated, “I am going to the event and bringing my gun and if anyone messes with me I will use it.” The therapist had a legal obligation to report this information and did so.
At this time, county security is still committed to allowing the event to go forward as planned. They understand our commitment to nonviolence. Portland City Police will be there.
[Ed: See previous post for details of what happened next.]