Andy Ngo seen laughing as Patriot Prayer members plan an attack in newly emerged video

A video has surfaced on Twitter that shows conservative journalist Andy Ngo laughing as members of the far-right group Patriot Prayer plan an attack on anti-fascist patrons at a Portland bar. The incident, which happened in May, is now at the center of a lawsuit.

The antifa members were having a peaceful May Day celebration when Patriot Prayer members came to protest, according to the Portland Mercury. Several fights broke out, and now the bar is suing the Patriot Prayer members for allegedly causing the riot. Ngo covered the event on Twitter and blamed the brawl on antifa.

Portland-based journalist Alex Zielinski posted a video, which is part of the court documents in the ongoing lawsuit and appears to negate Ngos claims.

This clip, shot right before Patriot Prayer arrived at [the bar]Cider Riot on May Day, is the clearest evidence Ive seen supporting the claim that PP were intent on instigating a fight that afternoon, Zielinski tweeted.

In the video, Patriot Prayer members discuss what weapons they have, talk about the direction of the wind to avoid getting pepper-sprayed, and some make phone calls to request for backup.

Ngo is present in the video and can even be seen laughing at certain points.

[Ngo] smiles as they joke about being outnumbered. Theres no way he couldnt know the group was planning on instigating violence against people at Cider Riot,Zielinski tweeted.

In Ngos coverage of the riots, he posted misleading videos that crop out violent actions from Patriot Prayer members, putting the blame fully on antifa. Since then, videos have emerged that discredit several of his tweets.

As more people send me clips, it becomes clear that Andys work is plagued by these dishonest edits. For example, in this clip, he edited out some goons stomping a mans head, and did it with a sloppy looking jump-cut in his own clip, Twitter user @RespectableLaw wrote.

Ngo is relatively new to the media scene. He is known for videos of political clashes in the streets of Portland and for a recent attack by an antifa supporter on June 29, which reportedly sent Ngo to the hospital.

Some Twitter userslike Charlotte Clymer, the communications director for the Human Rights Campaignhave said that Ngo purposely instigates fights with left-wing protesters in order to get publicity.

Violence is completely wrong but Im also not going to pretend that this wasnt Ngos goal from the start, Clymer tweeted.

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