WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 24: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) signals an aide as Andy Ngo, Editor-at-Large of The Post Millennial, testifies virtually during a House Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing, on Capitol Hill on February 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
UPDATED 11:20 AM PT – Saturday, April 10, 2021
A prominent Asian-American reporter commented on his decision to flee the U.S. due to threats by Antifa. Journalist and author Andy Ngo said he fled the U.S. due to an escalation of safety concerns.
In an interview Monday, Ngo of Portland, Oregon said it’s not safe for him to remain in the U.S. due to his past reporting on Antifa. Ngo stressed he left the U.S. due to the weakening of law enforcement and a rise in popularity of far-left violence.
He also talked about the multiple attacks he suffered at the hands of strangers while he covered Antifa events. People even showed up at his family’s home.
Ngo went on to call out the mainstream media for their seemingly preferential treatment of cases of violence against Asian-Americans.
PORTLAND, OR – JUNE 29: Andy Ngo, a Portland-based journalist, is seen covered in unknown substance after unidentified Rose City Antifa members attacked him on June 29, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Several groups from the left and right clashed after competing demonstrations at Pioneer Square, Chapman Square, and Waterfront Park spilled into the streets. (Photo by Moriah Ratner/Getty Images)
“My question for them has been: Why were you silent when I was beaten in the middle of downtown by Antifa in 2019?” Ngo questioned. “Does violence perpetrated against Asian Americans only matter if it’s carried out by a convenient demographic of perpetrators? And if that’s so, be transparent about that. It’s frustrating. You can be the real victim of actual violence, but if the perpetrator happens to be far-left, or left-wing, or some other minority, it doesn’t matter.”
Ngo said he’s now in London and is not planning to return to the U.S. anytime soon.