An writer who not too long ago published a book exposing Antifa stated he was beaten and chased by the left-wing militant group whereas protecting ongoing protests in Portland, Oregon.
“Antifa tried to kill me again,” Andy Ngo tweeted late Wednesday, sharing pictures he stated had been inflicted in the assault final Friday at a rally marking the anniversary of the primary protest in the troubled city after George Floyd’s homicide.
“I was chased, attacked and beaten by a masked mob, baying for my blood.
“Had I not been able to shelter wounded and bleeding inside a hotel while they beat the doors and windows like animals, there is no doubt in my mind I would not be here today,” he insisted.
“It seemed obvious they intended to make good on hundreds of threats over the past two years to kill me,” he stated, sharing photographs of graffiti together with the message “Murder Andy Ngo” as effectively disturbing tweets, together with one saying, “Andy Ngo needs to go, one way or the other.”
“Antifa wants me dead because I document what they want to stay hidden,” he insisted.
Ngo — who has stated he was beforehand attacked in 2019 — stated he was on the protest to get contemporary materials for an replace to his controversial book, “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.”
He stated he was first cornered by the identical Antifa militant he has accused of assaulting him two years in the past.
“A group of masked people in black followed and surrounded me. As they interrogated me, one managed to pull off my mask and immediately yelled, ‘That’s Andy. Get him! Get him!,’” he wrote.
“One of the black-clad Antifa members tackled me to the ground … punching my head and face repeatedly, while I pleaded for them not to kill me,” he recalled.
He managed to run contained in the Nines Hotel, sharing video footage of him cowering behind the entrance desk as a girl inside warns him, “We’re going to beat the f–k out of you, bitch.”
Other footage exhibits a number of individuals banging on doorways and making an attempt to get into the lodge, shouting threats and calling the journalist “Nazi scum.”
“For more than an hour, Antifa extremists kept trying to get into the hotel to hunt me down and finish the job they started on the street,” he insisted.
He was ultimately rescued by EMT and brought to an emergency room, sharing photographs of his wounds to his palms, left knee and proper stomach and a bloodied proper eye.
He stated that “one Antifa member was arrested” and charged with felony illegal use of a weapon, felony tried assault, felony riot and different crimes, however instantly bailed “by an Antifa bail fund group.”
“No journalist in America should ever face violence for doing his or her job,” Ngo wrote.
“I name on the Portland Police and federal authorities to behave on this earlier than Antifa operatives hiding behind their masks succeed in murdering an American journalist on their watch.
“And I call on journalists and all those who believe in the First Amendment to join me in standing against the tyranny of those who use violence to terrorize, silence and suppress the truth,” he stated.
Portland police confirmed to The Post that an assault came about Friday evening, however wouldn’t title the sufferer or present extra particulars.
Additional reporting by Eileen AJ Connelly.