Violent Antifa protests are breaking out in Portland, Oregon, following the pre-planned "End of Domestic Terrorism" event taking place in the city.
City officials have been preparing for the potential of dueling clashes, with the police force at the ready and additional agencies on standby. According to journalist and editor of Quillette, Andy Ngo, - who warned that Saturday's events had the potential to be a "powder keg" - things are already taking a violent turn.
One of Ngo's videos shows protesters attacking a bus, appearing to attempt to pull people out of the vehicle:
Middle-age man was maced and beaten by an antifa mob. He was knocked unconscious to the ground. His partner or spouse was trying to protect him as mob still surrounded them. No police. #PortlandProtests
The police decided to stop protecting that small conservative group that got separated & antifa went after them. Man holding flag got a bunch of stuff thrown on his head. Not sure why @PortlandPolice left. Mob is following them.
As mob continued to follow the small group going to their cars, a masked antifa person ran up & stole the man's flag. They mock the group before police finally step in again. They offer to escort the group, which angers the mob. Great footage captured by @TPostMillennial!