A GoFundMe campaign for a conservative journalist who was beaten and robbed by members of Portland's Antifa cell has raised nearly 300% of its $50,000 goal within 24 hours - currently standing at $150,020 as of this writing.
Ngo, a journalist and editor at Quillette, was covering a Portland Antifa rally when he was beaten and soaked in liquids which police believe contained quick-drying cement. He was hospitalized after the attack, in which he claims that his GoPro camera was stolen.
The GoFundMe was set up by conservative author and commentator Michelle Malkin.
In the ER. pic.twitter.com/spe5N4nzVl— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) June 29, 2019
"There were reports of individuals throwing ‘milkshakes’ with a substance mixed in that was similar to a quick-drying cement. One subject was arrested for throwing a substance during the incident," according to the Portland police.
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
That said, BuzzFeed's Joe Bernstein says he did not see any concrete being poured into the milkshakes - which doesn't discount them pouring it in right before the attack.
Anecdotally: I was there and did not see any evidence of this. The milkshakes being handed out (and I believe consumed) were coconut https://t.co/0vXRDMCnQ9— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) June 30, 2019
The Portland police would’ve stopped this but a few minutes earlier they got a report that a cafe served a plastic straw and they scrambled all units there. https://t.co/hcuQuPqfuA— Clifford Asness (@CliffordAsness) July 1, 2019