VIDEO: Portland Antifa Beat, Rob Journalist, Then They Go After Cops

Antifa protesters attacked police, civilians, and at least one journalist in downtown Portland on Saturday.

Portland, OR – Multiple citizens and police officers were injured and three people were arrested during violent protests led by black-masked antifa that took over Portland on Saturday.

Most of the city’s streets were shut down or blocked on Saturday as roving bands of antifa, clad in black and wearing hoods or helmets with black face masks, attacked police, conservative demonstrators, and at least one journalist.

Separate demonstrations led by different factions had been planned in several places in the city, but by 3 p.m. the violence and mayhem had escalated to the point where the Portland Police Bureau was forced to declare a civil disturbance and unlawful assembly, The Oregonian reported.

Protesters threw eggs, milkshakes, and other projectiles at the police officers tasked with keeping peace during the demonstrations.

Police said some of the milkshakes that were thrown contained “a substance similar to quick-drying cement,” The Oregonian reported.

Quick-drying cement can cause chemical burns, even after it's washed off.

Officers in crowd-control gear lined up to shut down passage on street and police ordered the crowd to disperse through a loudspeaker and threatened to use crowd control tactics on those who did not leave.

During the chaos of the day, journalist Andy Ngo was attacked by a mob several times.

Although he said he reported the initial incidences to police when they happened, it wasn’t until after he was beaten and bloody, with his camera gear stolen, that he felt police were taking the attacks seriously.

Ngo has covered numerous antifa riots and has become a bit of a lightning rod for the far left in Portland.

Ngo was filming the crowd when he was attacked from multiple directions by masked antifa and his GoPro camera was stolen.

Ngo was able to get clear of the crowd and talk with officers, and then was transported to the emergency room for treatment.

Medics at the protests treated eight people, including three police officers, for injuries, The Oregonian reported. Several people were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

Police made only three arrests during the violent protest on June 29.

The Oregonian reported that 23-year-old Gage Halupowski was charged with second-degree assault, assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, and interfering with a police officer.

Additionally, 23-year-old Maria DeHart was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and harassment and 21-year-old James Stocks was charged with harassment.

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CivilianMark
CivilianMark

When will Portland cops be allowed to enforce laws generally, and lock up these thugs?

InService
InService

I can't tell which of those mugs is the woman and which is the man. I guess it probably changes day to day.

Andy Ngo is a super-left leaning journalist and one of the only ones with the intellectual honesty to call out his own side. I listened to an interview with him on the Ben Shapiro Show and he's a great guy. I'm sorry that happened to him.

I've never been to the Pacific Northwest, I've seen pictures and it's beautiful. Unfortunately I think my USMC license plate would get me attacked. They don't seem to have met many Marines up there... we are not the milkshake throwing sort and OC-spray is just hot sauce to flavor MRE's. They're going to get the business end of a Marine Rifleman one day. Bad day for them.

Skeeter35
Skeeter35

Animals.....who should be put down.

richard233
richard233

So, a bunch of white people in masks attack an Asian reporter they don't like, but the media is pushing Antifa as the "good guys"?

Just because you label yourself a good guy does not make it so.

LEORESPECT
LEORESPECT

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! These individuals have no respect for anyone. When will the government finally allow our LEO to defend themselves? How many officers have to be hurt? How many officers have to die?? How many lives have to be ripped away from thier families and our communities? I am so enraged that I'm holding back tears. I'm from Oregon and this makes me sick. Makes me ashamed to be an Oregonian. Please for the love of GOD someone stop this madness. Every group of people have bad apples...just like police do. But this group...they are ALL BAD. They need to be shut down and stopped once and for all. I hope that President Trump's signs a bill that allows LEO to take theses terrorist down. That's what they are. Please be safe officers...watch each other's backs.