A prominent anti-Antifa journalist says a mob of protesters in Portland attacked him during a riot last week, hoping to “make good on hundreds of threats” to kill him.
Journalist and activist Andy Ngo released a statement Thursday saying, “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.
Ngo is the editor of The Post Millennial author of a new book about Antifa. He was previously attacked, he says, by the group in 2019 while reporting at a protest.
The alleged attack took place on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death as protests and riots erupted again in Portland. Ngo was covering these riots, sharing images and videos of the riots and their aftermath. It was on the third day of the protests that Ngo said was reportedly attacked by a group of masked rioters.
“That’s Andy. Get him! Get him!”
According to Ngo, the assault started shortly before midnight on May 28. It was then, he said, that protestors recognized and unmasked him. (Ngo had attended the event undercover, with a mask, in an effort to mitigate the risk of an attack.)
“That’s Andy. Get him! Get him!” Ngo says they yelled. Ngo said he managed to flee from the attackers, after sustaining multiple injuries, and escaped to a local hotel.
Nonetheless, Protesters surrounded the hotel, banging on the windows and threatening violence against him.
“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 said.
He stated that he feared for his life, and is convinced that the mob was trying to kill him.
“It seemed obvious they intended to make good on hundreds of threats over the past two years to kill me,” said the author of the new book “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.”
See the pictures he tweeted below.