It is currently believed that Antifa is marking themselves as “PRESS” to get within throwing range of the police and other journalists. These individuals were caught on film during one of the more recent Portland riots throwing what appeared to rocks at law enforcement. Andy Ngo, who was attacked and hospitalized by Antifa, reported on the story via Twitter:
After #antifa smashed the front glass of the @ICEgov building in Portland tonight, officers responded to clear them out. Many of the people wearing “PRESS” markings are throwing projectiles at officers. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/6r2izscqRM
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 20, 2020
As violence increases in cities like Portland as a result of further escalation from these radical groups, it becomes more unclear as to what new tactics will develop. More from Fox News:
Portland has endured more than 80 nights of increasingly violent and destructive demonstrations that have at times devolved into riots. It’s also not the first time people who had identified themselves as being members of the press have allegedly acted out.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) August 20, 2020