2020 Democrat Andrew Yang sends well-wishes to Andy Ngo: 'Journalists should be safe to report on a protest'

2020 Democrat Andrew Yang sends well-wishes to Andy Ngo: 'Journalists should be safe to report on a protest'
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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew Yang2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum Yang: 'Cancel culture' has become source of 'fear' for Americans Hundreds of thousands turn out in New York, other major cities for climate marches MORE is sending well-wishes to Andy Ngo, a journalist at conservative website Quilette, who says anti-fascist protesters attacked him at a demonstration in Portland, Ore., on Saturday. 

"I hope @MrAndyNgo is okay. Journalists should be safe to report on a protest without being targeted," Yang tweeted Monday.

Ngo, a sub-editor and photojournalist, says he was taken to the hospital after being attacked by antifa, a coalition of left-leaning activists, while covering rival demonstrations on the streets of Portland. 

Ngo said in a series of tweets that he was beat about the face and head multiple times, left bleeding, and had his camera equipment stolen.

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The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement late Saturday that three people have been arrested on charges ranging from assault to harassment. Three people were hospitalized after the violent clash of protests, police said.

Violence ensued between two rivaling protesting groups, the far-right Proud Boys, a group banned by Facebook for offensive speech, and anti-fascists group including antifa, according to the Oregonian.

Following the attack on Ngo, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzState Department's top arms control official leaving Sanders NASA plan is definitely Earth first Trump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition MORE (R-Texas) on Sunday called on law enforcement to "investigate and bring legal action against" Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D).