There were at least arrests and several people injured on Saturday in Portland, Ore. as members of Antifa and other leftist groups clashed with members of the Proud Boys and other conservatives.
Demonstrators threw milkshakes reportedly mixed with quick-drying cement, raw eggs and pepper spray.
One conservative writer, Andy Ngo, suffered injuries that put him in the hospital after he was targeted and attacked by Antifa members.
He posted selfies from the hospital on Twitter.
In the ER. pic.twitter.com/spe5N4nzVl
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) June 29, 2019
One member of Antifa seeks to ratchet up the attacks by blinding conservatives with acid attacks.
Big League Politics reports that the man, who possibly works as a Rolling Stone journalist, has threatened to attack attendees of the Demand Free Speech rally with “muriatic acid, wax, and balloons” slated for July 6 in Washington, D.C.
On the popular right-wing channel Telegram, a user going by the name “POUND ON YOUR BOY” made several alarming threats and even claims to have purchased the necessary materials to carry out a horrific attack that could result in death.
Over the course of about 10 minutes last night, the “POUND ON YOUR BOY” account asked how the D.C. event is “coming along”, and referenced muriatic acid multiple times.
“I just want to toss as many balloons of Muriatic acid in the faces as many Proud Boys I can [sic]”, wrote the user, “I just want to blind as many of you c**k suckers are possible [sic].”
He continued making threats, and eventually concluded his participation in the Telegram channel with “We already have the Muriatic acid, wax, and balloons.”
According to Tarrio, the threat is especially dangerous due to the use of wax. Muriatic acid can be purchased in virtually any pool store or home improvement store, and is already dangerous on its own with the ability to cause minor burns, but can quickly be washed off with water. By combining the muriatic acid with wax, it will immediately form a film similar to candle wax on the injured person’s skin.
Tarrio explains that this could allow the burn to become severe, and even lead to the wax and acid entering the injured person’s blood stream and causing cardiac arrest.
Source: Big League Politics