Journalist Andy Ngo shared his personal experience with Antifa violence and his first-hand knowledge of their strategies during a congressional hearing Monday.
Ngo testified in a virtual briefing called “The First Amendment Under Attack: Examining Government Violence Against Peaceful Civil Rights Protesters and the Journalists Covering Them” before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties June 29, according to his written testimony.
“For years, I have been the victim of hundreds of threats by Antifa extremists,” Ngo said. “They’ve threatened to kill me, they spread lies about me being a fascist, a neo-Nazi, even a terrorist. They’ve shown up to my family’s home in the middle of the night, and they nearly killed me when they beat me in broad daylight within view of the police in the middle of downtown Portland last year.”
Violence against journalists is frequently committed by protesters, rather than law enforcement officers, Ngo said in his testimony. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m Still Dealing With Some Lasting Health Issues’: Journalist Andy Ngo Sues Antifa)
“There are endless examples of public servants harming the very people they’re meant to serve — but it is