Supporters of a man accused of nearly hitting protesters with his pickup after a Patriot Prayer gathering in downtown Vancouver in summer 2017 plan to rally in his support Saturday afternoon.
The rally is scheduled for 1 p.m. in front of the Clark County Courthouse, 1200 Franklin St.
William Donald “Billy” Wilson, 33, of Portland is accused of two counts each of reckless endangerment and reckless driving in connection with the incident, which came after a rally organized by the far-right activist group Patriot Prayer near the Vancouver waterfront on Sept. 10, 2017.
The rally saw scuffles and yelling, and three people were arrested, although the gathering did not see the running street violence sparked by other Patriot Prayer events.
Wilson was detained but not arrested in an incident that happened after the rally, as participants and protesters began to disperse north into downtown and toward Esther Short Park, following the official event.