The Sacramento Bee will be sending a reporter to the rally this weekend.
"Today and always, we stand together as a community against bigotry, racism, and intolerance - and we are stronger for it", Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin said Tuesday on the steps of City Hall.
A second "free speech" rally will be held Sunday in Berkeley's Civic Center Park. Gibson said. "These guys are going to show up with a thousands of people all dressed in black and they promote violence, they promote hate". She said she organized the event long before the events in Charlottesville and called Arreguin's characterization of the rally as a white supremacy event "an outright lie". Patriot Prayer, based in OR, has a history of attracting the same extremist views to their rallies that were displayed in Charlottesville. Almost every San Francisco police officer will be on duty on Saturday.
"We must all pray it does not become an invitation to incite violence", the California Democrat said in a statement.
Joey Gibson, the organizer of Patriot Prayer, posted a video on Facebook, claiming that National Park Service officials told him the rally will be gated off from counter-protesters.
"It's not just skin color or gender, I'm talking about tolerance of speech", said Gibson, who is Japanese-American.
A similar Wunsiedel-inspired effort has been launched by Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco, which has raised more than $100,000 for the the Southern Poverty Law Center under the banner "Adopt-a-Nazi".
At an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, local television station KPIX 5 asked Pelosi about the labeling of the group as white supremacist.
Ahead of the Saturday's events, the National Park Service has developed a security plan that "includes closing the area around Crissy Field to vehicles and bicycles, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Palace of Fine Arts, and allowing pedestrians to enter only at the Marina Boulevard Gate at Mason Street", SFGate reports.
A representative for the National Park Service could not immediately be reached for comment about Tuffington's campaign.
Left-wing counter-protesters, meanwhile, were planning a march to Crissy Field, where police were concerned a confrontation could erupt.
They are asking city residents online not to pick up their dog's waste in the area where the Patriot Prayer rally will be held.
Supervisor Mark Farrell is pushing for a law that would prohibit people from carrying firearms in public areas, including Crissy Field, where a hotly debated Patriot Prayer rally is expected Saturday.
Sunday's event - billed as "No to Marxism" - will take place near the University of California at Berkeley. "We will not tolerate any violence on any side, left or right".
Locals are getting creative in how to deal with right-wing rallies in the wake of Charlottesville, and no more so than in San Francisco.
Last weekend, 33 people were arrested in Boston amid clashes at dueling protests.