Andy Ngo joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss the recent outbreak of violence in Portland between far-left activists, commonly referred to as Antifa, and right-wing groups that gathered to oppose them.

Pacific Northwest cities like Portland and Seattle have long been hotbeds for extreme left-wing political movements. Recently, video emerged of black-clad Antifa activists directing midday traffic and harassing drivers in Portland’s business district. A week later, street brawls broke out after an Oregon-based right-wing group called Patriot Prayer held a march in downtown Portland, purportedly in protest of the mayor’s oversight of the police and leniency with far-left activists.

Political violence may be spreading to other cities: this past weekend, Antifa brawled with members of the Proud Boys in New York.

Andy Ngo is an editor at Quillette and a writer whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, The American Spectator, and City Journal.

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  1. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Found Mr. Ngo interesting. My family lived in Salem OR many years ago but this was long before Oregon (or perhaps I should say the west side of OR – assume the east side is still sane although probably has little political clout) went insane. The Portland mayor reminds me of a university president – unable to act because of his ideology but at some point things will get so bad he’ll have to do something? I will look for more on Mr. Ngo.

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