Major Metropolitan Police Force Becomes Enforcers For Antifa
His efforts have given us an unvarnished look into the radicalization of the far-left in Donald Trump's America.
Yesterday, a group called the Three Percenters had a permit for a rally in Seattle. They were met by the Antifa who didn’t bother to obtain a permit, though the police don’t really seem to care.
Today, around 150 self-described anti-fascists protested a downtown Seattle rally by the Washington State 3 Percent, a conservative group that calls itself constitutionalist. Antifa proudly displayed the red flag of communism on their side. pic.twitter.com/5xLVWlpKgW— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) December 2, 2018
The trouble starts as Ngo is recognized.
When I tried to walk to the street corner where antifa was demonstrating, two of their people with guns confronted me. pic.twitter.com/C5IrlnQqQ8— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) December 2, 2018
Washington is an open-carry state but the context of the open-carry here seems to me (and IANAL) to clearly be to intimidate (see 0:34):
Then the situation starts to deteriorate for Ngo:
They surrounded me, and on cue, all of them took out their cameras to record. They pushed me and followed me when I tried to leave the area I was boxed in. One @SeattlePD officer tried to stand up for me. pic.twitter.com/ghJXoNQOqm— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) December 2, 2018
A woman screamed into a bullhorn in front of my face. I was pressed up against a barrier. She led the mob into called me a “Nazi.” It was so loud that I felt physical pain in my ear drums. pic.twitter.com/0C8Ny16nQH— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) December 2, 2018
This was a surreal moment: @SeattlePD officer came up and said I was "inciting conflict" and potential violence just by being there. If my physical presence in a public space makes someone else want to become violent, the problem is not with me. pic.twitter.com/08wM5KXwx0— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) December 2, 2018
As the threats turned deadly Ngo left.
“I’m known to do this shit for real,” an antifa protester said to me. “Are you willing to die for Youtube shit?…Death is coming to you.” pic.twitter.com/bhK2wWkMBD— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) December 2, 2018
Gutless police officers did nothing to protect him.