Attacked by antifa. Bleeding. They stole my camera equipment. No police until after. waiting for ambulance . If you have evidence Of attack please help— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) June 29, 2019
The milkshake movement has been going strong for a little while now, with people being encouraged to throw milkshakes at politicians and others they disagreed with. Defenders of the practice have claimed that the movement is mostly harmless, and at worst results in embarrassment, to include this guy:
Milkshake them all. Humiliate them at every turn. Make them dread public organizing. https://t.co/myrCSv07Dxpic.twitter.com/7dozYzJoAl— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) May 21, 2019
Sometime after this tweet, Republican Matt Gaetz was hit with a drink by a woman, although it wasn’t a milkshake. The woman was charged with assault.
Yesterday, members of ANTIFA allegedly attacked Andy Ngo by throwing milkshakes with cement mixed in, and they also physically assaulted him. He was taken to the hospital and is currently being treated. This tweet was released by the Portland police after the incident, which was responded to with accusations of orders of them being told to stand down against ANTIFA:
Police have received information that some of the milkshakes thrown today during the demonstration contained quick-drying cement. We are encouraging anyone hit with a substance today to report it to police.— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) June 29, 2019
Violence is wrong no matter what side of the aisle you are on, but the way people will react to this incident versus how people reacted to other events such as the alleged beating of Jussie Smollett will be telling. Thoughts?