Thousands of people celebrated in the streets of San Francisco on Saturday after a slate of creative counterprotests and condemnation from local politicians convinced the rightwing group Patriot Prayer to cancel a rally it had planned for Saturday afternoon at Crissy Field.The rally cancellation did not deter those who had planned citywide counterprotests from hosting their events, which included a gathering in support of \u0022equal rights for all,\u0022 a march against white supremacy, and a rally at the Civic Center—which featured a group that dressed as clowns in an effort to \u0022spread joy, love, and celebrate living in diversity.\u0022#UniteAgainstHate San Francisco Castro rally says NOT HERE NOT EVER to white supremacy pic.twitter.com/D5yHsumYn6— Antonia Juhasz (@AntoniaJuhasz) August 26, 2017The #Castro turns out for love/inclusion \u0026amp; against hate. Love will always win. #LGBT #LoveWins pic.twitter.com/dfUS2nFdYJ— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) August 26, 2017After Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson\u0026nbsp;called off the rally with less than 24 hours notice, the group had planned a press conference for Saturday morning at Alamo Square, which was also cancelled when city police closed down the park because the organizers lacked a permit.\u0026nbsp;\u0022I don\u0026#039;t like Nazis in San Francisco or anywhere. We will chase them away. I can only hope that our presence here today will keep encouraging people to come out and stand up.\u0022—Kelly Horner,\u0026nbsp;60-year-old counterprotesterSaturday afternoon, Gibson livestreamed a statement from a hotel room before hosting an outdoor press conference, attended by local media, in the nearby city Pacifia. In the livestreamed address, Gibson\u0026nbsp;vowed to \u0022walk the streets\u0022 of San Francisco today.The\u0026nbsp;Los Angeles Times\u0026nbsp;reports: \u0022on Saturday afternoon, Gibson and about two dozen of his supporters appeared at Crissy Field and argued with some of [the counterprotesters], but for the most part, avoided any physical conflict.\u0022Although Patriot Prayer\u0026nbsp;claims to oppose \u0022extremists,\u0022 including \u0022Nazis, Communist, KKK, Antifa, white supremacist, I.E., or white nationalists,\u0022 their events in the\u0026nbsp;Pacific Northwest have often\u0026nbsp;attracted individuals associated with those groups and ideologies, and ended\u0026nbsp;in\u0026nbsp;violent\u0026nbsp;street battles.\u0022I don\u0026#039;t like Nazis in San Francisco or anywhere. We will chase them away,\u0022 60-year-old Kelly Horner, who attended a counterprotest at the Civic Center on Saturday, told SFGate. \u0022I can only hope that our presence here today will keep encouraging people to come out and stand up.\u0022Just in: the alt-righties bailed to Pacifica. San Francisco *literally* chased the Nazis out of the city. pic.twitter.com/96p8IrYmrz— Violet Blue ® (@violetblue) August 26, 2017Hundreds headed to Harvey Milk Plaza at 12pm local time for a \u0022Come Together\u0022 counterprotest organized by\u0026nbsp;LGBTQ activists Cleve Jones and Juanita More. \u0022In light of the tragic events in Charlottesville and the ongoing fascist rhetoric of President Trump, the citizens of San Francisco are summoned to show their commitment to equal rights for\u0026nbsp;all,\u0022 the Facebook event said.Harvey Milk Plaza right now #UnitedAgainstHate #SanFrancisco pic.twitter.com/8oxV4W6xyF— Ariel Waldman (@arielwaldman) August 26, 2017From the streets of San Francisco,\u0026nbsp;Mother Jones journalists\u0026nbsp;reported that thousands of counterprotesters started \u0022marching from Alamo Square towards the Mission District\u0022\u0026nbsp;as\u0026nbsp;\u0022the Patriot Prayer group started livestreaming\u0022 their first address. The marchers \u0022carried artistic posters, designed by Bay Area artists, including one that said \u0026#039;Resist\u0026#039; and another that showed a tiki torch with orange wild flowers blooming instead of flames,\u0022 SFGate reported.\u0026nbsp;The march against white supremacy is in The Mission. pic.twitter.com/mzZlMr7nAK— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) August 26, 2017Vaudeville clown troupe \u0022Fou Fou Ha\u0022 is out here determined to \u0022spread joy, love and celebrate living in diversity.\u0022 #sfrally pic.twitter.com/Tx4DpG23Fy— Julia B. Chan (@juliachanb) August 26, 2017This story has been updated to include a report from the Los Angeles Times.