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Early Friday morning, the makeshift metal elk statue erected by Black Lives Matter protesters at Southwest Main Street and Third Avenue—previously the site of the 120-year-old Elk sculpture and fountain, which was removed by city officials in July after fires were lit at its base—went missing.

The Elk has been resurrected—though not the actual, 120-year-old bronze statue that was removed from downtown over the summer. Instead, it’s another makeshift monument Portland antifascists built to replace it.

Rudy Giuliani isn’t the only notable figure to end up in Sacha Baron Cohen’s crosshairs in “Borat 2.” A name mostly familiar in this part of the country ends up making a cameo as well: Joey Gibson, founder of Vancouver, Wash.-based right-wing protest group Patriot Prayer.

Last night at a union picket at Burverville’s headquarters in Vancouver, Wash., the Burgerville Worker Union alleged members of the right-wing extremist group Patriot Prayer showed up and “harrassed striking workers.”

Gibson led a group of right-wing brawlers to Cider Riot on May 1, accompanied by Patriot Prayer supporters, at least one former Proud Boy, and people affiliated with a newer group called Portland’s Liberation.

Patriot Prayer targeted the city with loosely-defined rallies, ostensibly protesting Portland’s liberal politics.

James Buchal, who heads the Multnomah County GOP, will represent Joey Gibson in the civil suit, which seeks $1 million.

In 2018, 77 percent of police resources spent on protests has come from Patriot Prayer events and counter-protests.

A spokeswoman for the group said the event would be rescheduled for another day and time when the risk of violence had subsided.

“A significant number of the Alt light people are National Socialists, deep down, they just need to find somewhere they belong,” one user posted, discussing a Patriot Prayer rally in 2017.