After the disturbing events in Charlottesville, far-right rallies in the US have become flashpoints for violence and further demonstrate just how divided the country has become.
Patriot Prayer - an American advocacy group which protests in liberal urban centers and is described the Southern Poverty Law Center as having "the clear intent of attempting to provoke a violent response from far-left antifascists" - were planning to stage an event at San Francisco's Crissy Field today, but the event has since been cancelled - most likely because of dog poo.
A large group of counter-protestors had planned to smear Crissy Field with dog poo, in an attempt to make the area as uninhabitable and disgusting as possible for the far-right group, with the Facebook event attracting thousands of attendees, all ready to dump dog faeces onto the ground where far-right activists were planning to stand the next day.
The counter-event, known simply as Leave Your Dog Poo On Crissy Field, has since been cancelled as Patriot Prayer's event has likewise been cancelled, however the event organisers even had a plan to clean up after themselves once Patriot Prayer had left.
No need for a smear campaign, so. HAH.