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One-Day Event Supporting Comet Ping Pong Has to Be Extended for a Whole Weekend

Thousands have pledged to #StandWithComet.

Photograph by Evy Mages

Comet Ping Pong–the Chevy Chase pizzeria tormented by a gunman who was “self-investigating” an internet hoax last Sunday–will host a neighborhood support event this weekend. Billed “Stand With Comet” on Facebook, the event was originally just planned for Friday. But with thousands saying they’re interested in attending, organizers decided to extend the event, pushing it through the end of Sunday.

“We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support and solidarity you have all shown,” the announcement, posted on Facebook, says. “It is a stirring reminder of how many good people there are out there, who are committed to doing the right thing and helping those in need.”

The notice also asks patrons to support neighboring businesses – including Besta Pizza, Little Red Fox, and Politics and Prose–which have also been harassed by conspiracy theorists.

Comet also set up a GoFundMe page to solicit donations for the restaurant’s property damage and security detail, and to help offset costs for its time out of business since the December 4 incident.

Jackson Knapp
Assistant Editor