Portland Antifa militant launches attack on videographer, was previously found not-guilty in Andy Ngo robbery case

John Colin Hacker, of Portland, Oregon, can be seen on video spraying videographer Brandon Farley with a chemical substance after physically intimidating him.


A Portland Antifa militant found "not liable" in journalist Andy Ngo's famous civil assault case was captured on video allegedly assaulting and harassing a videographer during an anti-Israel demonstration on Friday. 

John Colin Hacker, of Portland, Oregon, can be seen on video spraying a video journalist with silly string.

The incident occurred at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland on Friday evening during an anti-Israel direct action in support of Gaza, which was backed by Rose City Antifa.


Video footage captured by Farley shows Hacker approach the videographer while he was recording a speech. Hacker proceeds to spray silly string on Farley before the videographer grabbed the substance out of Hacker's hands. Hacker ws smiling during the silly string attack, video shows.

"As the protests came to a close, an Antifa thanked her comrades for showing up, but was disrupted by none other than @JohnnTheLefty who proceeded to spray me with more of the pink chemical substance. I then grabbed it out of his nubs, emptied the can, and walked away," wrote Farley on X, who attached a video of the incident.

In addition to the silly string attack, Farley reported that Hacker had doxxed him to individuals at the protest, including those belonging to Rose City Antifa, in an attempt to "ostracize" him from those in attendance, as well as from counter protesters.

"After I was sprayed with the pink substance, @JohnnTheLefty proceeded to use his deception tactics to get me ostracized from the group that they had assumed I was associated with," wrote Farley. "My only intention was to film all sides and see what all the commotion was about."

Farley also reported that he received violent death threats from Hamas supporters.

The videographer published a video that shows a far-left activist threatening him and saying, "If the cops were here, this guy's brains should be splattered on the fuckin' sidewalk." He was then hit with a chemical substance that was deployed by another alleged Antifa militant.

Portland Police officers were seen posted up on the outskirts of the event, however, officers did not intervene in the assaults or threats. It's unclear if Farley filed a police report.

John Colin Hacker, a self-described "journalist," was a defendant in journalist Andy Ngo's civil assault case. During the jury trial last summer, Hacker admitted to assaulting Ngo at a gym on May 7, 2019. However, the Portland jury found Hacker "not liable" despite the admission of guilt.

Hacker is one of Rose City Antifa's main "doxxers." Ngo also accused Hacker in the lawsuit of doxxing him to Antifa militants in downtown Portland on May 28, 2021, which resulted in Ngo being violently beaten by black block Rose City Antifa militants before he was able to seek refuge inside The Nines Hotel.

Also in attendance at the anti-Israel demonstration was Elizabeth Renee Richter, another Antifa "doxxer," who was a defendant in Ngo's suit. Richter was accused in the complaint of making verbal violent threats towards Ngo as he hid inside The Nines Hotel. The threats were captured on video.

She was also accused of using social media to doxx Ngo's location to other members of Rose City Antifa. The Portland jury also found Richter "not liable" despite the evidence.

Richter used the same tactics on Friday that she frequently uses during Antifa-backed events. She used an alias on X, formerly known as Twitter, to alert comrades that police officers were on the scene. She also posted a photo of an Israel supporter, referring to him as a "Zionist."

Elizabeth Richter's alias on X

The Portland Police Bureau has been reached for comment.
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