Andrew Yang Sends Well-Wishes to Conservative Journalist Attacked in Portland

Andrew Yang offered his sympathy to fellow Asian American Andy Ngo, the conservative journalist assaulted by a group of left-wing supporters in Portland, Oregon on Saturday.

Ngo, who works for the right-leaning website Quillette, was covering protests against the far-right group Proud Boys when several Antifa members threw eggs, milkshakes and rocks in his direction.

The journalist, who was also bear- and pepper-sprayed, ended up in the emergency room with injuries on his head and neck.

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“Attacked by Antifa. Bleeding. They stole my camera equipment. No police until after. Waiting for ambulance. If you have evidence of [the] attack please help,” he said in a tweet.

The attack has since been condemned on social media, with notable reporters describing it as “reprehensible” and “unacceptable.”

“Even @MrAndyNgo’s critics should have no trouble saying this: The assault against him was unacceptable,” wrote CNN’s Brian Stelter.

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On Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang weighed in and sent well-wishes to Ngo.

“I hope @MrAndyNgo is okay. Journalists should be safe to report on a protest without being targeted.”

Ngo was released from the hospital on Sunday. Portland Police, who have arrested three people over the violent clashes, are still conducting investigations.

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Yang’s message has received 60,000 likes and 12,000 comments as of this writing. Supporters, as well as others, praised him for speaking out on the matter:

Featured Images via Twitter / @MrAndyNgo (Left) and Instagram / @andrewyang2020 (Right)

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