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‘Kill Andy Ngo’ painted on war memorial in front of Portland federal courthouse

In front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland, someone wrote a threatening message, “Kill Andy Ngo,” in red paint on the Soldiers Monument. 

The Spanish-American War memorial in Lownsdale Square was vandalized sometime on or around February 22nd. In addition to the death threat against Andy Ngo was written in the same paint on the other side of the memorial. Antifa symbols were also sprayed around the park.

The federal courthouse in front of the monument is still fenced off after activists repeatedly tried to burn down the building during Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.

“This isn’t the first time they’ve made this threat, but as before, I won’t stop reporting on them,” Ngo, who is a frequent target of Antifa violence and death threats, tweeted about the death threat.

A self-identiying Antifa account on Twitter posted a photograph of the death threat along with the text, “Beautiful.” One person responded to the photo: “Let’s hope someone does.”

The death threat graffiti follows a campaign against Ngo to have him removed from Twitter. Twitter users identifying as “anti-fascist” have circulated digital flyers calling Ngo a “stochastic terrorist” along with the hashtag “#DeplatformNgo.”

Almost 800 people have signed a Change.org petition to Twitter Safety, Twitter Support, and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to “Remove Andy Ngo from Twitter.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: THE POST MILLENNIAL

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