A counter-demonstration was organized by Rose City Antifa, which claimed that the Proud Boys were “planning to invade downtown Portland, looking for targets for violent attacks.”
Videos show Ngo was attacked by protestors who covered him in eggs, pepper and bear spray as well as milkshakes that the Portland Police Bureau later said may have contained quick-dry cement. This claim, however, was based on one officer’s assumption instead of the truth, the Portland Mercury noted.
His lawyers said he also suffered a “brain bleed” as a result of the attacks, but was released from the hospital on Sunday night, according to a GoFundMe page created by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin to pay for his medical bills and get back his missing equipment. The page has raised more than $150,000 as of this writing, surpassing its $50,000 goal.
Ngo’s writing, however, has been controversial after an opinion piece he wrote for the Wall Street Journal last year, titled “A visit to Islamic England,” was heavily criticized for being racist and Islamophobic.
Clarification: Andy Ngo has participated in white supremacist rallies where violence has taken place. I have no idea whether or not he has carried out acts of violence.
What’s indisputable is the fact he eggs on right wing extremists to carry out violence against Muslims.
An article Ngo wrote for the New York Post earlier this year alleged hate crimes against gay and transgender people across Portland as “hoaxes,” OregonLive reported.
Charlotte Clymer, who is transgender and works as a press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, tweeted about the recent attacks:
Andy Ngo intentionally provokes people on the left to drive his content. Being attacked today on video taken by an actual journalist (because Ngo is definitely not) is the greatest thing that could have happened to his career.
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