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Conservative journalist Andy Ngo, who writes frequently about Antifa, was reportedly followed and attacked overnight by black-clad rioters during the recent riots in Portland, Oregon, according to social media posts.
A video posted online claimed that Ngo was assisted by police in the lobby of a downtown hotel after the author apparently escaped a group.
Subsequent posts alleged that Ngo was finally able to leave the hotel after allegedly receiving medical attention.
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At 5 a.m. ET on Saturday, Ngo himself hadn’t posted on Twitter about the alleged incident.
Friday marked the one-year anniversary since the nightly riot in Portland began last year, three days after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, OregonLive.com reported. The protests and riots in Portland then lasted for more than 100 consecutive nights and often continue to this day.
Police reported at least two arrests by 10:00 p.m. PT on Friday for unspecified crimes.
A group of around 100 rioters gathered in the Revolution Hall, where the protests began a year ago, according to the news site. They began to march around 8:00 p.m. PT, and then stopped regularly when the speakers addressed the crowd.
Just before 10 p.m. PT, another group gathered outside the Multnomah County Justice Center, another common site of riot and vandalism, according to the news site. Authorities made at least two arrests at the location, the outlet reported.
At around 11:00 p.m. PT, police began ordering the crowds to disperse and threatened crowd control methods if they did not obey, OregonLive.com reported.
Other places that rioted between Friday night and early Saturday were City Hall, OregonLive.com reported.
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A man alleged to be Ngo was attacked by a group of rioters shortly before midnight PT, according to the point of sale, and repeatedly beaten.
Ngo, a native Portlander and second generation Vietnamese-American, is the author of Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.
In June 2019, Ngo was photographed with his face covered in an unspecified liquid after he was attacked during a protest in Portland.