Senator Ted Cruz demanded local law enforcement launch an investigation into Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler after insiders say he ordered police to "let citizens be attacked" during Antifa protests. "And I like throwing milkshakes at bigots", Jones said.
Police said they received reports of milkshake cups filled with quick-drying cement being thrown at people. The tweet was posted hours before Ngo took to Twitter to reveal he was violently attacked.
An alleged attack against Andy Ngo went viral on social media, with videos and pictures showing him bloodied and asking why Portland police officers were not doing a better job defending those engaging with the antifa members.
An hour later the counter-protesters began marching towards Pioneer Courthouse Square, as police stood still warning both camps to observe order and stressing that the city did not issue permits for either of the rallies. At least three people were arrested and several others were reported injured there throughout the day during a series of demonstrations, as members of Antifa and other leftist groups clashed with members of the far-right Proud Boys and conservatives, police said.Читайте также: Newark Airport Halts All Flights Due to 'Emergency Situation'
It's unclear which groups the arrested protesters were affiliated with.
"Absolutely appalling, disgusting, pathetic", Kurtz said of the attack that left Ngo bloodied and hospitalized.
Footage showed scuffles between opposing protesters, while several antifascists were wearing face coverings or helmets, and carrying homemade shields, bats and weapons.
Portland police cleared the areas after declaring the situation a civil disturbance, arresting some participants and using pepper spray and other non-lethal crowd dispersal methods.
"There are hundreds of peaceful free speech events in the city in a given year that do not result in violence", Assistant Chief Chris Davis said in a statement.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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