Antifa Attacks Christian Families at Prayer Event - WATCH
Violent far-left activists target group including children by throwing projectiles
Far-left group Antifa has been caught on video attacking Christian families who had gathered peacefully near the Portland waterfront for a prayer and worship service.
Conservative journalist Andy Ngo posted an appalling video on Twitter that shows the violent group trying to provoke worshippers who refuse to engage.
A woman attendee of the family Christian prayer event at the waterfront in downtown Portland describes what happened when antifa attacked them. pic.twitter.com/OtbHVftDor— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 8, 2021
Artur Pawlowski, a Canadian pastor who organized a worship event, is noted for fighting against coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions on in-person worship services in Canada.
Antifa targeted the Christian group, which included small children, by throwing projectiles, including rotten eggs.
A woman is heard saying on video:
"Antifa just rolled in like an angry mob, started throwing flash bombs at everybody, macing everybody ... rotten eggs."
"They threw a flash bomb into a group of kids that were out there from four months old to like 10."
On Saturday in Portland, antifa gathered to violently shut down a Christian group that gathered to pray. Antifa can be seen pulling apart the speaker equipment. An attendee told me children & families were attacked. Police were called but didn’t respond. pic.twitter.com/QvSCmu06B0— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 8, 2021
The violent leftist group also reportedly sprayed innocent people in the face with mace, which also included the pastor.
Antifa then destroyed the Christian group's sound system before throwing music equipment into Willamette River, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.
The group was also seen stealing a wagon belonging to the religious group.
"All Cops are B*******, in the name of Jesus," an anti-police man was heard saying, mocking the religious service.
"Where is your god now?" another Antifa member screamed.
"Several speakers preached to the crowd of perhaps a few more than 50, while the original group dressed in black appeared to consider the confrontation a success," the Portland Tribune reported.
"But soon a dozen or so counter-protesters trickled over to the memorial, leading to shouting matches."
Ngo noted the police failed to intervene to protect the Christian group.
No arrests were made as The Post Millennial reported; the police “had no interactions with either group.”
When this event was posted on Twitter last month, Portland Antifa member Melissa Lewis warned, “Welcome to Portland; you won’t like it here, pastor.”