Quillette editor Andy Ngo was beaten up and had milkshakes thrown at him by Antifa protestors during a rally in Portland.
— Jim Ryan (@Jimryan015) June 29, 2019
I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY NEED TO APPLY THE INSURRECTION ACT TO LAWLESS PORTLAND: Antifa Mob Viciously Assaults Journalist Andy Ngo at Portland Rally.
According to Ngo, his attacker stole his camera equipment. But video footage recorded by another journalist, The Oregonian’s Jim Ryan, clearly shows an antifa activist punching Ngo in the face. Others throw milkshakes at him:
Throwing milkshakes at right-wing politicians is a tactic of British progressive activists that recently traveled to this side of the Atlantic. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R–Fla.) was hit with one earlier in June. The tactic has its defenders in mainstream left-of-center media as well: Vox’s Carlos Maza tweeted “milkshake them all” after a British activist hurled a milkshake at Nigel Farage.
Portland police have claimed that some of the milkshakes thrown by the antifa activists on Saturday contained quick-dry cement. That may or may not be true. What is true is that an antifa mob beat up a journalist—one who is harshly critical of them, to be sure, but who posed no physical threat to them and was only there to document their activities—on a public street. This is indefensible, and yet there are tons of progressive-leaning people currently defending it, or at the very least rationalizing and making light of it.
These people are trash, and will come to regret the opening of this door.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has set up a fundraiser for Andy Ngo. I donated a hundred bucks.
Related: Andy Ngo Says Portland Police Did Nothing. Cause for invoking the Insurrection Act.
IT MAY TAKE FEDERAL TROOPS TO RESTORE ORDER. . .