Antifa is reportedly “panicking” following a suspected informant in their ranks giving information to the police leading to arson charges against one of their members after she helped set a police union building on fire.
Journalist Andy Ngo told “The Nation Speaks” on Saturday: “They’re panicking because this may possibly mean that somebody has infiltrated high … and there’s a lot at risk, because this is a criminal cartel.”
“And if there’s somebody in there and they don’t know who it is who’s informing on them, it could bring down the entire cell,” Ngo remarked. “I’m hopeful that that will happen, although I’m not sure if there’s the political will for the investigators to actually go through and fully investigate all the links and ties that this individual suspect has. But this is at least a little bit of good news in regards to months and months of really terrible things happening in Portland with no changes happening.”
Ngo has done extensive reporting on Antifa in Portland and across the nation and has been physically attacked for doing so. He is no longer in the United States due to being a target of the radically violent group.
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Portland has seen almost nightly unrest and rioting since the spring of 2020. Some of that violence has been directly connected to members of Antifa, which is a far-left, anarcho-communist network.
One alleged member, Alma Raven-Guido, who has been present at multiple riots, is being charged by prosecutors with arson, rioting, and criminal mischief. All of those charges are felonies.
Raven-Guido allegedly poured flammable liquid onto a fire that had already been started at the headquarters of the Portland Police Association. The incident occurred during a riot that took place on April 13. Her actions “resulted in the fire growing,” Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt stated.
According to The Epoch Times: “A witness saw one of the bottles Raven-Guido use catch fire and start melting and also told police that they saw her place the three bottles into a backpack. In a court document, a police officer described the witness as “the informant.”’
It’s about time. What took law enforcement so long to infiltrate with an informant? Pay someone and they will do it. Just like with illegal narcotics syndicates and criminal gangs. FBI is too busy infiltrating non threatening Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.https://t.co/Ab1akguEnT
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) April 18, 2021
Accelerant and lighters were found by the police after they arrested Raven-Guido not long after the fire was set. She also had a crowbar, a heavy marker, and spray paint in her possession.
An estimated $25,000 in damages occurred because of the blaze. According to Daryl Turner, executive director of the union, no one was in the building at the time of the fire and none of the adjacent homes were damaged.
Turner said that the arsonists were “a splinter group of rioters” who split from the ranks of a peaceful march. Antifa graffiti was written on the building. The anti-police acronym “ACAB” was used to announce Antifa’s involvement in the crime.
“Some members of the group communicated by radio, used shields, threw projectiles at police, and wore black clothing to obscure their identities,” said the district attorney’s office in a statement. “Some affiliated with the group launched multiple large fireworks towards aircraft that were flying overhead.”
She has also been charged for her alleged involvement in another Antifa riot that took place last year. According to the Post Millennial: “She’s accused of being part of an Antifa mob who came armed with riot gear to attack Portland City Hall on Aug. 25, 2020. At that riot, Antifa breached city hall, smashed windows, and tried to set the building on fire. Raven-Guido was arrested and charged with multiple misdemeanors at the time but her case was later dropped. However, new charges were filed in the reinstated case this week.”
Raven-Guido was released following her arraignment last week.
A number of Antifa members on social media panicked and started blaming one another. Ngo commented that they “were trying accuse one another, saying, ‘who was it?’”
“And they’re really scared, so they’re locking down their social media accounts so that you can’t see what they’re saying anymore,” he reported.
“Somebody sold us out. Somebody sold every single one of us out. There’s somebody out there that would rather send a 19 year old indigenous person to prison than protect a single one of us. [expletive] you. Absolutely [expletive] you. I hope we find out who the [expletive] you are,” one threateningly wrote.
“So where did this happen and what’s that snitches address?” another wrote.
Another user made their point clear with a meme that proclaimed, “snitches get stitches.”
Ngo is hopeful that the paranoia and the panic inside Antifa will result in a decrease in violence in Portland: “I think that the group of people who are organizing, carrying out the violence is relatively small. So they stand a lot to lose actually if there’s going to be a high level of distrust within the ranks and Portland Police and even federal authorities have not been effective at clamping down on the violence in Portland, which is still ongoing to this day,” he commented. “But hopefully, this—Antifa’s own paranoia—can be their undoing. One can hope.”
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 19, 2021