Independent journalist and editor of the Post Millennial Andy Ngo has fled his home for London after telling Sky News in a recent interview that he no longer feels safe. The Portland-based journalist explains how he has reported all threats to authorities, but they’ve refused to protect him. Antifa extremists have continued death threats and visits to his family’s home.
“For a number of months now, there have been increasing threats of violence against me, promises by Antifa extremists to kill me. Even when I provided names of some of the suspects, nothing was done,” Ngo said.
Ngo said it “pained” him to leave the U.S, since his parents had come to America as political refugees, but that threats against his life have increased by Antifa extremists. He said he didn’t know how long he’d be staying in Great Britain. The Portland Police Bureau released an official statement regarding Ngo’s claims, saying that they would continue to document reported crimes and follow up as information becomes available.
Ngo has been regularly reporting on violence from Antifa members, often inserting himself into dangerous situations to show the rest of the world what is happening. In 2019, he was hospitalized after getting punched and kicked in the head by Antifa members, as well as being assaulted with pepper spray and cement milkshakes.
He had sued Rose City Antifa, an active Antifa group founded in Portland, seeking $900,000 in damages and moved forward in his legal battle Dec. 15 after a Multnomah County circuit judge denied a special motion to strike down the suit.
Ngo also talked about his upcoming book “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy” which reveals his experience documenting some of the group’s more violent protests, along with being physically attacked by some of the members.
While Amazon has seen popularity ahead of its release, a crowd of Antifa members gathered around iconic Portland bookstore Powells Books to demand they pull his book from their website. Powells Books had announced they wouldn’t sell his book on its shelves, but nothing is ever good enough for Antifa.
Ngo also talked about the politicians who had condemned the January 6 riot at the U.S Capitol, saying they were “at best silent” during the intense summer riots last year when his city was under siege. He documented federal buildings being destroyed and small businesses looted while a handful of politicians publicly promoted crowd-funded campaigns for protesters.
Left-leaning media outlets continue to ignore one of the largest violent groups forcing people out of the country. They’d rather investigate and report on one incident at the U.S Capitol than the months of criminal activity sweeping communities and small businesses nationwide.