Author Andy Ngo shared footage of himself hiding from members of an angry mob, who he says chased and beat him while investigating a protest in Portland.
Ngo, who recently published the book “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy,” said members of Antifa tried to kill him “again” on Friday. He was working on a new chapter in a book at a rally to commemorate the first Portland protest a year ago after George Floyd’s death.
“I was chased, attacked and beaten by a masked mob, who howled for my blood,” the author said on a Twitter thread on Wednesday. “If I hadn’t been able to accommodate wounded and bleeding people in a hotel while they banged on doors and windows like animals, I have no doubt I wouldn’t be here today.”
Footage captured author Andy Ngo hides from an angry mob in a Portland hotel as they scream ‘Nazi scum’ and make multiple threats and bang on the glass
Portland Police have not responded to multiple calls regarding Ngo’s case. Police have not confirmed any details to Dailymail.com or whether the group pursuing Ngo was Antifa.
Ngo said his life has been threatened for the past two years and he shared angry posts on social media that read, “Murder Andy Ngo” and “Kill Andy Ngo,” and tweets from people threatening him.
One tweet read: ‘Don’t worry about martyrs being made of ‘cancel culture’ Andy Ngo has to go one way or another.”
And another tweet that read: ‘Looks like meat is back on the menu guys’
Ngo shared a series of tweets from people threatening him, including one that read: ‘Looks like meat is back on the menu guys’
Andy Ngo shared an image of his bloodshot eye that he said he received from an Antifa member last Friday
Author Andy Ngo said he suffered injuries after being beaten and chased by a masked mob while covering ongoing protests in Portland
Ngo says he was taken to a local hospital after his attack where he was treated for multiple head and body injuries en
Ngo says he was previously beaten by Antifa members while beating the group two years ago
He claimed that shortly before midnight on Friday, an Antifa member began questioning him.
Andy Ngo, (pictured) author of Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy’
Ngo said that when he didn’t answer and tried to run away, a group of masked people in black followed and surrounded him, eventually taking off his mask to identify him.
He said they yelled, “That’s Andy. Get him! Get him!’
Ngo wrote that he sprinted through downtown Portland in search of police help and was tackled by an Antifa member and repeatedly hit in the head while “begging them not to kill me.”
He said he was able to hide from the crowd and went to a hotel for help. In a video Ngo posted to his Twitter thread, the author appears to be hiding behind the lobby desk with the crowd outside the doors yelling ‘Nazi scum’ as they bang on the glass.
Ngo said the police eventually arrived. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injuries, including a bloodshot eye, wounds to his hands, knees and bruises to his abdomen.
Author Andy Ngo published a book on the left-wing militia group Antifa: ‘Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy’
The anti-fascist protest movement Antifa gained new prominence in the United States after the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017
Police have not released details about Ngo’s case, but the movement known as Antifa gained new prominence in the United States after the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.
“Antifa,” short for “anti-fascist,” counter-protesters believe in active, aggressive opposition to far-right movements. Its ideology is rooted in the assumption that the Nazi Party would never have come to power in Germany if the people had fought more aggressively on the streets in the 1920s and 1930s.
Most Antifa members come from the anarchist movement or from the far left, although since the 2016 presidential election, some people from more mainstream political backgrounds have also joined.
Ngo said Antifa beat him up before when he covered the group two years ago.
According to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Sean Gabriel Lopez was arrested Saturday on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, attempted assault and riot. He was released on bail. Ngo claims Lopez is responsible for the attack on him, but it is unclear whether the charges are directly related to Ngo.
Ngo on Wednesday called on Portland police to act and called on journalists to denounce the mafia’s violent tactics.
“I call on journalists and anyone who believes in the First Amendment to join me against the tyranny of those who use violence to terrorize, silence and suppress the truth,” he added. .