You may have seen the headline and thought nothing of it: “6 arrested after dueling #MeToo, #HimToo protests in Portland,” The Associated Press reported.
The story indicated involvement from both antifa groups and Patriot Prayer, which certainly is nothing new in that corner of the world.
“Five were charged with interfering with a peace officer, including one who also faces a disorderly conduct charge,” the AP reported. “A sixth person is charged with harassment.”
What does that really entail, however? Video from an independent journalist covering the protests by #HimToo — a group of men who claim that they’ve been falsely accused of sexual assault — shows exactly what antifa is willing to do.
The video comes from Andy Ngo, who describes himself on his Patreon page as “a freelance writer and independent journalist dedicated to covering topics related to free expression in a non-partisan way.”
He recorded what happened in Portland when he tried to cover the #HimToo movement.
Without giving any opinion on this or the association with Patriot Prayer, I can say this much: When you look at what the antifa protesters were capable of, you realize just how dangerous this movement is.
At the beginning of the 15-minute video, an antifa protester can be heard saying, “I don’t feel safe with you here, so get the f*** out.” From what we can tell, Ngo did nothing to make anyone feel unsafe. I can think of a lot of things they did to make him feel unsafe, however.
Toward the end, one member, assumedly with an antifa group, can be seen punching and spitting one of the #HimToo protesters.
We warn you that this is all extremely graphic. There’s profanity and violence throughout. Viewer discretion is highly advised and this is very much not safe for work. (The purple hair action starts about the 13:20 mark.)
Ngo would later claim on Twitter that “(a)fter the #HimToo rally was over, Antifa chased down people trying to get to their cars & fought them.” That certainly doesn’t seem unrealistic, given the circumstances.
The problem isn’t just that antifa and Patriot Prayer-connected groups keep on clashing in Portland. The problem is that this is the face of the modern left.
If you have a problem with the old liberals, well, just wait until you see the new ones. These are individuals radicalized by politically correct hate from academia and the progressive movement, willing to resort to violence at any opportunity.
Yes, we get that this is only one side of the ongoing story in Portland, but it seems to be a very pervasive side.
Even without Patriot Prayer getting involved, antifa seems to be more than willing to do terrible things — and the police are less than willing to intervene.
This isn’t going to end well. It’s time that America woke up to this very salient fact.
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