A mob of Antifa-adjacent agitators pursued a man through the streets of far-left Portland, forcing him to hide in a hotel.
They believed it was the conservative reporter and popular Twitter commentator, Andy Ngo.
“People in a May 28 protest crowd … chased, tackled and punched someone they believed to be right-wing author Andy Ngo, pursuing him through the streets of Portland until he hid inside [a] hotel,” reads a wildly inaccurate report from the far-left Willamette Week.Breitbart News
This is crazy stuff, and it’s not something that should happen on the streets of America.
It’s unknown whether Ngo was the person they attacked, but they definitely had a motive.
The so-called journalist behind this report, Suzette Smith, demonizes journalist Ngo while refusing to identify his (if Ngo was indeed the victim) attackers as who they are — the left-wing terrorists who call themselves Antifa:
Ngo’s willingness to post the mug shots and other personal information of arrested protesters has caused many of the people in Portland’s leftist movement to see him as something like an existential threat. In his reporting—via Twitter, the conservative news site The Post Millennial, and guest appearances on Fox News—Ngo has been regularly accused of sensationalizing the danger presented by anti-fascists and other left-wing groups.
Ngo is the nation’s most prominent media detractor of Portland’s anti-fascist movement. In January, he published a bestselling book criticizing antifa.Breitbart News
The reporting of the assault by leftist sources was heavily biased, as you might expect.
Here’s what they said, and why it doesn’t add up.
“A group of five to 10 people in identity-obscuring clothing called ‘black bloc’ followed the person they suspected of being Ngo for blocks, inquiring who he was.”
This person denied he was Ngo, said his name was “Jake,” but after the thugs attempted to remove his mask, he “ran for blocks before someone in the pursuing group tackled him … and punched him several times after his head hit the brick sidewalk.”
A nearby man holding a skateboard admonished the group, saying that their quarry looked like he’d “had enough.” However, when someone nearby shouted that the person they were assaulting was Ngo, the skateboard-carrying man changed his attitude, swearing and joining the group.
When the fleeing man took shelter in The Nines, he appeared to be pleading with staff. “They’re going to kill me,” he said.
This so-called reporter then describes a “small crowd of leftist protesters” pulling “on the hotel’s front doors and shout[ing], ‘You wanna kill us? You wanna kill us, Andy?’” while the hotel staff “frantically tried to hold the entrance closed.”
Five paragraphs later we’re finally told this “small crowd of protesters” was in fact a mob of “approximately 75,” and under what definition does a mob filled with bloodlust fall under the definition of “protester?”Breitbart News
Ngo has not responded to requests for comment from Breitbart, and his Twitter account has not been active in the past several days.
It’s important to realize how extreme the situation has become with the Left.
Andy Ngo is a hero who regularly risks his skin to tell a truth the media want buried. Since his so-called “colleagues” in journalism only want to see him harmed, let’s not forget to show our appreciation.
Whoever took that beating Friday, whether it was Ngo or someone else, try to imagine the terror of a mob of 75 howling terrorists demanding you be handed over to them, and there being no arrests afterwards… Try to imagine reading a write up that suggests you were only the victim of a “small crowd of protesters” and kind of had it becoming because you do what the media is supposed to do — release the names and mugshots of those arrested.
This is happening in America today.Breitbart News
Sadly, it is no surprise they are targeting Ngo, but the work he does allows us patriots to see just how bad Antifa really are.
We hope that Ngo is safe and will soon return to his excellent reporting.