A woman in Portland was attacked by leftist counter-protesters while she held onto an American flag and refused to let go.
Video of the incident shows the apparent Antifa activists try to grab the flag from her, as one person drags her to the ground by her hair.
The woman did not let go of the flag and eventually escaped and walked away.
Journalist Andy Ngo, who has testified before Congress about Antifa, tweeted a video of the attack and wrote “There was a conservative protest today in downtown Portland. Antifa came to attack the attendees.”
As you watch the woman carrying the flag be assaulted, remember – Antifa is apparently nothing more than an "idea". Let's make sure everyone sees what those "ideas" are doing.https://t.co/AFqsED3Vf0
— LawEnforcementToday (@LawEnforceToday) October 5, 2020
The Daily Wire reported that Portland mayor Ted Wheeler has asked the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Department of Homeland Security to rescind the federal designation of the Oregon State Police as federal deputies, apparently because deputies could then charge Portland’s protesters with federal crimes for assaulting officers, attacking federal buildings and inciting unrest.
In late August, the Department of Justice had reported that 74 people were facing federal charges stemming from protests that targeted a federal courthouse building in Portland.
Protests have continued for over four months in Portland, often leading to riots, looting and causing injury. As cities like Portland suffer in the hands of rioters, Democratic leaders, including Ted Wheeler, have failed to take action.
As Americans, we have a responsibility to protect our communities and support those who work hard to maintain peace. President Trump has been one of those active leaders, as he responded to the unrest by deploying officers to restore order and protect all Americans.