For John, BLUF: Antifa is an excuse for leftist extremists to abuse other people and commit violence. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
Masked activists attacked the Quillette editor with fists and milkshakes, sending him to the emergency room.
From Reason, by Reporter Robb Soave, 29 June 2019.
Here is the lede plus two:
Andy Ngo, a photojournalist and editor at Quillette, landed in the emergency room after a mob of antifa activists attacked him on the streets of Portland during a Saturday afternoon demonstration. The assailants wore black clothing and masks, and were engaged in a counter-protest against several right-wing groups, including the Proud Boys. Ngo is a well-known chronicler of antifa activity, and has criticized their illiberal tactics on Fox News. He attended the protest in this capacity—as a journalist, covering a notable public event. According to Ngo, his attacker stole his camera equipment. But video footage recorded by another journalist, The Oregonian's Jim Ryan, clearly shows an antifa activist punching Ngo in the face. Others throw milkshakes at him:Nation of Change denigrates Reporter Andy NGO as not being a real Reporter, but that is no reason for violence. What jerks think otherwise?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff