On Saturday, journalist Andy Ngo was robbed and physically assaulted during violent far-left Antifa demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. The Quillette editor reportedly suffered a brain bleed, among other injuries, according to his attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon.
Two days later, the Portland Police Bureau posted photos of three suspects involved in the attack on Mr. Ngo, as well as a reported “milkshake recipe” from Antifa, which includes Quickrete cement and other harmful chemicals.
“Please help police identify those who attacked and robbed me. See photos,” Ngo posted, linking to a tweet from Portland Police.
“[Portland Police Bureau] Continues to Investigate Criminal Acts Related to Saturday’s Demonstration-Seeks Public’s Help,” the bureau posted to Twitter on Monday.
The other two suspects are clothed in all black and have their faces covered, as is typical for criminal Antifa members:
As noted by Portland Police, Antifa is currently permitted to cover their faces during such “protesting,” making it harder for police to identify criminals.
“There is no current law or ordinance prohibiting covering of the face in a protest and commission of a crime, which makes it more difficult for investigators to identify perpetrators of violence. This is exploited by criminals who engage in acts of violence,” a press release from the Portland Police Bureau said.
Authorities also posted an image of an alleged Antifa “milkshake recipe.” The recipe calls for soy milk, Quickrete cement mix, and “other chemical additives to cause long term injury and burns.”
“We hope the biggie officers and proud boys enjoyed the shake back!” the “recipe” said.
Ngo was so-called “milkshaked,” kicked, punched, and robbed during the attack.
“Prior to the event, information was circulating that some participants planned to throw milkshakes on others. As the event progressed, officers learned from some participants that a substance similar to quick drying concrete was being added to some of the ‘milkshakes,’” the press release said.
“A Lieutenant in the field observed some of the material and noted the texture and smell was consistent with concrete,” the post continued. “The Portland Police Bureau sent a tweet out to bring attention to this potential hazard and to encourage victims to contact us. The act of throwing any substance on another person without that person’s consent constitutes the crime of harassment (ORS 166.065).”
The image of the “milkshake recipe” was then anonymous sent via email to the bureau.
“The members of the Portland Police Bureau and our partner agencies worked diligently in difficult circumstances on Saturday in an attempt to keep the peace, then respond to violence perpetrated by some of the participants as the event devolved,” Chief Danielle Outlaw said in a statement. “These events are dynamic in nature and challenging to predict and manage. The acts of a select group of violent individuals do not define Portland, but do have a negative impact on all of us. We are determined to pursue every lead with the goal of arresting those who engaged in crimes and holding them accountable. The public should be aware of the time it takes to shift resources and address violence; it is not immediate and officers have to weigh many factors in their approach. Even with this approach, some of our law enforcement and community members were subject to pepper spray, projectiles, and assault, which is unacceptable and impeded our ability to assist others.”