Journalist Andy Ngo posted a video on Twitter of a man he claimed to recognize from “Antifa rallies” allegedly assaulting him and stealing his phone.
“Was just assaulted & had my phone stolen at @24hourfitness Hollywood Portland by someone I recognize at Antifa rallies,” Ngo wrote via Twitter. “He first dumped liquid on me then stole my phone. Reporting to @PortlandPolice. I don’t know his identity & gym wouldn’t tell me. They got my phone back.”
Was just assaulted & had my phone stolen at @24hourfitness Hollywood Portland by someone I recognize at Antifa rallies. He first dumped liquid on me then stole my phone. Reporting to @PortlandPolice. I don’t know his identity & gym wouldn’t tell me. They got my phone back. pic.twitter.com/51GaBS7gZW
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) May 7, 2019
“You want to video me like everyone else,” the man can be heard saying as he approached Ngo and grabbed his phone. “I will f*cking break your phone.”
Tuesday marked the second alleged attack on the video journalist and Quillette editor this month, well-known for his coverage of Portland-area Antifa. He was allegedly attacked twice on May 1 by masked individuals while police stood by and did nothing. (RELATED: Andy Ngo And Jesse Watters Break Down Hate Crime Hoaxes In The Trump Era, And Why People Commit Them)
“Yesterday’s event was supposed to be a celebration of diversity and workers’ rights,” Ngo told Fox News host Tucker Carlson last week. “But in reality, it was a celebration of Marxism, communism and political violence. Antifa had mobilized outside the ICE office in an unlawful protest, where they shut down streets in a critical area near a hospital. And it was there that they targeted my camera equipment and then I was punched in the abdomen. Both times were by different masked individuals. I immediately alerted the Portland police officer who was standing yards away and he let me know that if they stepped in to intervene, that would be an escalation and that could incite the crowd. So he was going — he couldn’t do anything and if I wanted to, I could file a police report later.”
Ngo was later sprayed in the face by what appeared to him to be bear mace.
This is my last footage. I was sprayed point-blank in the face w/what appears to be bear mace. I was blinded & a woman on the conservative side took me away to help. I have reported this to police but the assailant’s identity is still unknown. Please help: https://t.co/LlAsB1BVkc pic.twitter.com/F57ZcAPkGF
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) May 2, 2019
The Daily Caller reached out to Ngo but did not receive comment.