Authors and journalists are reminded to be careful although some opt to take on sensitive issues. That includes the case of the late George Floyd. A rally marking the first-year death his first anniversary was held last Friday and author Andy Ngo made the mistake of attending it.

Ngo published a book exposing Antifa, a left-wing, anti-fascist and anti-racist political movement in the United States. But it appears that he has been on the radar of the group and the rally was the perfect opportunity for them to get even with him. And it appears they did.

The 34-year-old journalist shared photos of injuries he sustained on Twitter, something he sustained from last Friday’s rally. He stated how he was chased by a masked mob who attacked and beat him up. He also shared images of graffiti including the message “Murder Andy Ngo” as well as disturbing tweets, including one saying, “Andy Ngo needs to go, one way or the other.”

“It seemed obvious they intended to make good on hundreds of threats over the past two years to kill me,” he said.

As far as Ngo is concerned, this was not the first time that attacked for his work. He experienced the same in 2019. He was on hand during the rally with the intent of getting fresh material for his book titled “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.”

The journalist narrated how he was first cornered by the same Antifa militant who reportedly assaulted him two years ago.

“A group of masked people in black followed and surrounded me. As they interrogated me, one managed to pull off my mask and immediately yelled, ‘That’s Andy. Get him! Get him!,'” he wrote.

He managed to run inside the Nines Hotel as he tried behind the front desk. The mob wanted to get their hands on him but EMT rescue teams were able to rescue him in time. He shared images of wounds to his hands, left knee and right abdomen and a bloodied right eye.

One of the attackers was reportedly arrested by eventually bailed out by an Antifa bail fund group. Portland police confirmed that an attack did happen Friday night but did not divulge the name of the victim.

Protests for George Floyd
People hold up their fists after protesting near the spot where George Floyd died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police, on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Getty Images/ YUCEL/AFP

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