The assault on conservative journalist Andy Ngo, explained - 2019-07-03

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F0.png The assault on conservative journalist Andy Ngo, explained July 3, 2019, Zack Beauchamp, Vox

Last Saturday, the far-right Proud Boys group held a rally in Portland, Oregon. Left-wing groups, including the Portland branch of the militant antifa group, put together a counterprotest — whose attendees clashed with the Proud Boys. But the most notable instance of violence had nothing to do with the Proud Boys: It was an attack by counterprotesters on the conservative journalist Andy Ngo that reportedly sent him to the hospital.

In footage captured by Portland-based reporter Jim Ryan, demonstrators douse Ngo in milkshake, punch him, and yell at him. In short, it looks a lot like an unprovoked, unjustified, reprehensible assault on an observer — a journalist — merely because the protesters don't like him.

But the aftermath of the attack — the narratives both sides have spun out of the basic facts established by the footage — is much trickier to assess.

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{{cite news | first = Zack | last = Beauchamp | title = The assault on conservative journalist Andy Ngo, explained | url = https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/7/3/20677645/antifa-portland-andy-ngo-proud-boys | work = Vox | date = July 3, 2019 | accessdate = May 3, 2020 }}