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

    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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    • October 17, 2018, at 12:34 PM PST
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