‘America Better Wake up to This’: Lawyer Calls on Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Violent Antifa Protests

When it comes to Antifa protests, Republican National Lawyers Association Vice President Harmeet Dhillon is calling on law enforcement to step up to the plate.

Harmeet is the attorney for conservative journalist Andy Ngo, who was attacked local Antifa members in Portland, Oregon while covering a protest between the group and white supremacist Proud Boys group in late June, as IJR Red previously noted. He was reportedly hit was a milkshake that contained a concrete mixture, and was beaten — suffering a brain bleed from the attack.

The attack on Ngo resulted in people questioning where the police were during the violence and called into question Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s (D-Ore.) inaction against Antifa. As IJR Red also reported, the mayor recently claimed he “wasn’t even in the United States” during the protest but was “with my family in Ecuador on a wildlife tour.”

Appearing on Fox Business’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Dhillon said what was “fortunate” about the attack on her client is that it “brought attention to a movement … that’s been growing in America for several years, and most Americans don’t know about it.” She added that Americans “better know about it because these people are organizing, recruiting, and planning to disrupt our elections in 2020.”

Dhillon — who is the Republican National Committee National Committeewoman for California — called on law enforcement to crack down on the Antifa protests.

“I think we are using old tools and old methods, and we are not are not catching up with the current political reality, which is we have a number of people in America — including these people who have no respect for our laws … and really want to overthrow our government. […] So America better wake up to this.”

She continued to add that “where local authorities have failed, and even where they haven’t failed, that they need more help. It is the job of the civil rights division. It is the job of the criminal division to step in and help.”

“We would sure love to see some action,” the lawyer added.

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Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) recently introduced a resolution to label Antifa a “domestic terrorists” group.

“Time and time again, their actions have demonstrated that their only purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views,” Cruz said. “The hate and violence they spread must be stopped, and I am proud to introduce this resolution with Senator Cassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists.”

President Donald Trump also recently weighed in on Antifa.

“Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others),” he tweeted on Saturday. “Would make it easier for police to do their job!”

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Kim
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This conversation is long overdue. If you have ever read their (ANTIFA) list of demands, you would know that they want white people to turn over their homes and land to black Americans, just one of their terroristic demands. They call on their members to make unprovoked physical attacks on their enemies. The leaders of this organization are criminals- yes, and terrorists. They should be labeled enemies of the State and treated as such.

Otis
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Only terrorists run around the streets ‘terrorizing people while wearing masks or bandanas over their faces. It’s illegal for what few Klan are left to cover their faces, why not illegal for these commies? All these radicals, Klan included, need their butts kicked.

James
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>Michael< No, I have no problem dealing with anything in my life; nor have I in the past 84 years. I – like Screwtape – DO carry my weapon with me every time I leave my residence because of the number of drug deals, car jacking, shootings and robberies which are frequent occurrences here in NE Florida (4 shootings within 4 hours last evening reported up to 7 AM today so far). As far as Antifa being a terrorist organization; nothing could describe them more accurately They and Black Lives Matter ARE funded by at least one of billionaire George… Read more »

Michael
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Screw, here are the words you used to describe the “terrorists”:
“these black-clad terrorists harass innocent citizens, passersby, and even the homeless. They bully, shout, shove, and pretty much act as thugs.”
By your description, I’ve been kicking terrorist butt since way back in 3rd grade. Harassing innocent people pretty much would never rise to the level of terrorism. Stay safe my friend.

General Confusion
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OF COURSE our fascist administration is going to try to lable ANTIFA as terrorists – because the group is ANTI FAscist!

That’s not even confusing.

Michael
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James, the fear and loathing must be difficult to deal with. I hope you are using a VPN so Soros can’t find you.

Michael
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Screw, way to rely on the strawman. I’m a realist who has learned that I can handle myself and those around me without carrying my gun and knives with me everywhere I go.

Screwtape
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To Michael, Please clarify your arguments that Antifa is NOT a terrorist organization. You do know that terrorists tend to work in cells, don’t you? Otherwise I’m calling BS. Your argument centered on certain incidents sorta covered by the news. Idiot groups fighting other idiots (yet only one of which bothered to get a permit and follow the laws). You are literally saying it’s OK to harass and bully people who are NOT part of a group. You are also saying that what’s covered in the MSM is the only reality. So if you wear a Klan hood and robes… Read more »

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