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Portland, Oregon –-(Ammoland.com)- Andy Ngo is a Journalist from Portland, Oregon. He was covering the violent Antifa clash with the Proud Boys on the streets of Portland over the weekend when he became part of the story.
The anarcho-communist recognized the Quillette editor, The Quillette is a right-leaning Australian online magazine. Antifa has been rallying against the Quillette ever since the publication started calling out the far-left group for their terroristic activities.
Rose City Antifa, which claims to defend marginalized groups such as the LGBTQ community, attacked the openly gay Vietnamese journalist. The group has accused Ngo of being homophobic in the past for holding conservative values.
It all started with Ngo having milkshakes thrown in his face, but according to police, these milkshakes contained quick-drying cement. Quick-Drying cement is a caustic substance that can cause chemical burns to the victim’s body. According to police, others throughout the day would be attacked with these same chemicals being thrown in cups with the Antifa logo.
The group then proceeded to pepper spray Ngo and threw eggs at him. This attack disoriented him and Antifa proceeded to surround the journalist man mercilessly beat him as member of Rose City Antifa cheered and taunted the journalist. The Antifa members also stole his camera equipment that he was using to document the protest.
It appears that Ngo was not engaging with Antifa at the time of the attack. The photojournalist was just getting footage when the alt-leftist swarmed him. He was able to get away, but he was hurt.
It would take police around 30 minutes to respond to the scene of the attack. Portland police say that their job is to contain the protestors, and not to stop them. There have been past accusations of stand down orders from the Democrat mayor.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler admitted at a press conference last October that the police do have a “stand down order” when it comes to the communist group’s activities. He stated that he supports the decision by police to watch from a distance without getting involved.
Medical personnel rushed Ngo to the hospital for treatment. Doctors discovered that he was suffering from a brain bleed. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to lifelong disability.
Rose City Antifa specifically targeted Ngo on their webpage, calling him Islamophobic, and for being first to write about the rally he was covering. On the same website, the Antifa chapter directly calls for violence.
“We realize there are many valid reasons why people cannot engage in physical confrontation,” the site reads. “There are plenty of other ways to help. Be a medic, stand together with others to create a shield that people can duck behind, create a distraction, cop watch.”
The day before the rally Ngo was nervous. The journalist knew he was a target. He had been covering Antifa for a few years and believed he needed to show the public Antifa’s tactics of violence and fear.
He took to Twitter to express his worries: “I am nervous about tomorrow’s Portland antifa rally. They’re promising “physical confrontation” & have singled me out to be assaulted. I went on Tucker Carlson last year to explain why I think they’re doing this: They’re seeking meaning through violence.”
Rose City Antifa celebrated their attack on Ngo, claiming that he isn’t a journalist because he leans to the right in the political spectrum. Rose City Antifa’s Facebook page and Twitter page remains up despite the banning of right-wing groups such as the Proud Boys. AmmoLand reached out to Twitter, but the company did not respond at the time of publication.
Most journalists have condemned the attack, but some on the left have defended Antifa’s attack on Ngo. In Tweet, Human Rights Watch Press Secretary Charlotte Clymer blamed the journalist because he “intentionally provokes people on the left” and said it was “the greatest thing that could have happened to his career”
Andy Ngo intentionally provokes people on the left to drive his content. Being attacked today on video taken by an actual journalist (because Ngo is definitely not) is the greatest thing that could have happened to his career.
You know it. I know it. He knows it. We all know it.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 30, 2019
The Young Turks member Hasan Piker also defended the Marxist group on Twitter. He claimed that Antifa attacked Ngo because “he loves defending the fash”
love the “i hate idpol!” right wingers are always the first to be like uh candace owens can’t be racist she’s a black woman or andy ngo, A GAY ASIAN man was attacked by antifa thugs. bro it’s not like they beat his ass cus he was gay, they did it cus he loves defending fash
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) June 30, 2019
A GoFundMe has been set up for Ngo’s medical bills. Depending on the extent of Ngo’s brain injury, his medical bills could be massive. As of this writing, the campaign has risen over $130,000.
Police made three arrests tied to the Portland protest. None of those arrests were related to Ngo’s violent assault and robbery.
Sources have confirmed to AmmoLand that members from Rose City Antifa are planning to travel to DC to join forces with Smash Racism DC, and BAMN front group It’s Going Down to stop Laura Loomer, Roger Stone, Milo Yiannopoulos, Jack Posobiec, and Gavin McInnes from speaking at Freedom Plaza on July 6th.
About John Crump
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