Author Andy Ngo says he was beaten by mob in Portland


An author who recently published a book exposing Antifa said he was beaten and chased by the left-wing militant group while covering ongoing protests in Portland, Oregon.

“Antifa tried to kill me again,” Andy Ngo tweeted late Wednesday, sharing photos he said were inflicted in the attack last Friday at a rally marking the anniversary of the first protest in the troubled city after George Floyd’s murder.

“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 said, sharing images of graffiti including the message “Murder Andy Ngo” as well disturbing tweets, including 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 said he was previously attacked in 2019 — said he was at the protest to get fresh material for an update to his controversial book, “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.”

He said he was first cornered by the same Antifa militant he has accused of assaulting him two years ago.

“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.

Andy Ngo's injuries from alleged attack.
Andy Ngo claims the attack happened last Friday at a rally marking the anniversary of the first protest in Portland following George Floyd’s murder.
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Andy Ngo's injuries from alleged attack.
Andy Ngo says the masked mob were “baying for my blood.”
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Andy Ngo's injuries from alleged attack.
“No journalist in America should ever face violence for doing his or her job,” Andy Ngo wrote.
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“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 inside the Nines Hotel, sharing video footage of him cowering behind the front desk as a woman inside warns him, “We’re going to beat the f–k out of you, bitch.”

Other footage shows several people banging on doors and trying to get into the hotel, 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.

Andy Ngo.
Andy Ngo was allegedly attacked in 2019 at a protest he attended to gather material for his book, “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.”

He was eventually rescued by EMT and taken to an emergency room, sharing images of his wounds to his hands, left knee and right abdomen and a bloodied right eye.

He said that “one Antifa member was arrested” and charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, felony attempted assault, felony riot and other crimes, but immediately bailed “by an Antifa bail fund group.”

“No journalist in America should ever face violence for doing his or her job,” Ngo wrote.

“I call on the Portland Police and federal authorities to act on this before 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 said.

Portland police confirmed to The Post that an attack took place Friday night, but would not name the victim or provide additional details.

Additional reporting by Eileen AJ Connelly.





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