by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:
A journalist who covers ANTIFA rallies in Portland, OR is raising money to buy new camera equipment after he was attacked by domestic terrorists and robbed at a rally on Dec. 7.
Journalist Brandon Brown explained in a post last week on Twitter that he went to cover a Nazi Hammerskins rally that turned out to be a hoax. Without any Nazis around to attack, ANTIFA turned their ire toward Brown and roughed him up instead.
Antifa stole my camera equipment today as I tried to cover a Nazi Hammerskins rally with a Antifa counter protest. The rally was a hoax. So Antifa was aggressive with myself & Portland’s Liberation who where there to accompany me & protest the Hammerskins. The swelling is notable pic.twitter.com/fPSGusN8nh
— Brandon Brown (@BrandonBrown503) December 8, 2019
In his GoFundMe page, Brown explained that he showed up at the protest alongside members of “Portland’s Liberation,” a pro-LGBT libertarian group. ANTIFA began attacking members of Portland’s Liberation, which had shown up to protest the Nazis as well. As Brown was filming their rampage, he was assaulted by the domestic terrorists.
“As I filmed this menacing behavior, ANTIFA protesters aggressively turned on me. One of my cameras was knocked to the ground by the angry mob. I was struck by approximately 20 different people before they were able to break the Go Pro mount I was holding on to and wrestle my Lytro illum out of my hands eventually breaking the strap that was wrapped around my wrist,” Brown wrote.
“They smashed my glasses and caused injury to my left eye, requiring a hospital visit. The diagnosis is that the vitreous of my left eye is detached deformed and appears granular from trauma. It will require follow up care,” added Brown, who is hoping to raise $5,000 to replace his equipment.