No evidence to support right-wing claims that antifa threw "cement milkshakes" in Portland - 2019-07-02
Conservatives on Twitter pounced on a dubious tweet from the Portland, Oregon, police to claim that members of the anti-fascist group known as "antifa" threw "milkshakes" laced with quick-dry cement during a clash with the far-right group Proud Boys over the weekend. There is no evidence to back up the claim, according to local media.
Antifa and the Proud Boys, a group often described as white nationalist and labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (although they deny both labels), clashed once again over the weekend.
At least three people were arrested and three others were hospitalized, Portland police said.
Among those injured was Andy Ngo, an editor and photojournalist for the conservative blog Quillette. Ngo was seen on video being pelted with milkshakes and silly string and later said he was punched and had his camera stolen.