Andy Ago on Antifa: “They Tried to Kill Me”


According to the news reporter Andy Ngo, Antifa terrorists tried to kill him last week, in one of their most violent attacks to date. On Wednesday, after the fact, the reporter published a declaration on twitter, accompanied by shocking images.

The statement, which came in the form of a twitter thread, reads as follows:

“Statement on May 28, 2021 Antifa assault:

No journalist in America should ever face violence for doing his or her job.

Yet on Friday, May 28, Antifa tried to kill me again while I was reporting on the ongoing protests and riots in Portland, Ore. for a new chapter of my book, ‘Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.’

I was chased, attacked and beaten by a masked mob, baying for my blood. Had I not been able to shelter wounded and bleeding inside a hotel while they beat the doors and windows like animals, there is no doubt in my mind I would not be here today. Their words, like their actions, speak for themselves.”

Following, he posted screenshots of tweets by users reporting on his whereabouts, and writing things such as: “They never really finish the Andy Ngo problem effectively like they should,” and “Don’t care about martyrs being created from ‘cancel culture’, Andy Ngo needs to go, one way or another.”

Next, Ngo continued his statement in the thread:

Antifa wants me dead because I document what they want to stay hidden. The attacks against me and threats on my life are retribution for my work as a journalist, recording the tactics and true ideology of an extremist clandestine movement that relies on deception and regards the truth as the greatest threat of all. They want the right to hide their identities behind masks, and erase records of their arrests and alleged crimes. They want me dead for capturing these things and reporting on them. But it is the right of every journalist, protected and preserved by the founding fathers, to report freely without fear. I was forced to flee my home in Portland last year as the death threats escalated but returned recently to take care of my elderly family. When I engaged in field reporting for my book, I did what every beat reporter would do: I took care to mitigate the risks and went to observe Antifa first-hand during a demonstration at the Justice Center. Like many other journalists Antifa has tried to silence and intimidate through violence and threats, I had to cover my face and eyes to do my job and stay alive. As the Asian son of Vietnamese immigrants, I also have to be mindful of Antifa’s attacks on multiple people of East Asian origin.”

Subsequently posted an image of reporter Justin Yau, who suffered injuries in Portland after being attacked by Antifa.

The statement continues:

“Shortly before midnight, Antifa member John Hacker, who assaulted me in 2019, began asking me questions. I didn’t answer and attempted to walk away, but a group of masked people in black followed and surrounded me. As they interrogated me, one managed to pull off my mask and immediately yelled, ‘That’s Andy. Get him! Get him!’

As I sprinted through downtown Portland trying to flag down help, there was no visible police presence. At SW 4th Ave and SW Morrison, one of the black-clad Antifa members tackled me to the ground in front of Pioneer Place Mall, punching my head and face repeatedly, while I pleaded for them not to kill me. All the time I could hear the angry cries and footsteps of the mob approaching.”

The statement further continues with Andy Ngo showing disturbing images which were taken of him by other reporters on the ground, and of Ngo recounted how he took refuge in a hotel which almost refused to let stay there. Subsequently he presents evidence of his injuries, and quotes from other reporters who expressed shock and disgust at the violence he was subjected to.