The violence at an Antifa protest in Portland, Oregon has been dominating conservative headlines all weekend.
After all of that violence, though, only three arrests were made against Antifa members involved in the violence that lead to the hospitalization of journalist Andy Ngo.
It was pretty interesting reading all the headlines this weekend from both conservative and liberal publications. While conservatives properly characterized the attacks as blatant violence, liberals had the audacity to claim this was actually self-defense.
How one could characterize the attack against Andy Ngo as self-defense is baffling. How anyone could defend the attack against an older gentleman that was actually sticking up for a gay man is incomprehensible.
Another man was seen taking a shot with a metal bar or cane to the head, splitting it wide open and resulting is significant stitches.
When all was said and done, three people ended up being arrested.
According to reports, those three were: Maria C. Dehart, who was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and harassment; Gage Halupowski, who was charged with second-degree assault and assault on a public safety officer; and James K. Stocks, who was charged with harassment.
If you looked at the videos of the protest, you saw this was more often about attacking anyone believed to be a conservative than it was about protesting fascism.
The fact of the matter is most of the kids attending these rallies don’t really have an understanding of what fascism really is. Instead, it is a license to put a mask on and riot.
The mayor of Portland has been under siege since this protest took place, with Senator Ted Cruz even calling for a federal investigation into the mayor and lack of police response during the event.
With another Antifa rally scheduled this weekend in Washington, D.C., we will see just how seriously our federal government is taking the threat of Antifa violence.
Will they be willing to treat the situation appropriately or will they continue to allow violent mobs to terrorize the streets and people of this country?