published : 2023-09-23

Journalism event featuring Andy Ngo canceled after doxxing and 'bullying' by Antifa

Multiple venues cancel on organizers of Virginia Forum due to safety concerns

A photo of Andy Ngo speaking at a journalism event, taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Multiple event venues in Virginia have canceled on the organizers of a journalism conference after pressure and threats from a local Antifa group.

The Common Sense Society and The Virginia Council were set to host the inaugural 'Virginia Forum' featuring journalist and author Andy Ngo.

The event was first slated to take place at Richmond's Commonwealth Club, but they canceled after learning of Antifa members doxxing the event on social media.

Citing safety concerns and the current political climate, the club prioritized the well-being of guests and employees.

CSS arranged for The Westin hotel in Richmond to host the event, but they also caved after alleged Antifa members pressured the hotel.

An image of Antifa protesters expressing their views in a peaceful demonstration, captured with a Nikon D850

Despite these setbacks, the event organizers are determined to continue and have secured a third venue.

The Virginia Forum aims to provide a message of hope to Virginians enduring Antifa's vandalism and threats, emphasizing freedom of speech and the rule of law.

The Virginia Council, founded to preserve the state's history and promote prosperity, will not be intimidated by violent extremists.

Andy Ngo, known for his reporting on Antifa, recently won a lawsuit against two Portland activists who assaulted him during a protest in 2019.

An Oregon judge ruled in favor of Ngo, awarding him $300,000 in damages.

A picture of the Commonwealth Club in Richmond, where the canceled event was initially scheduled, taken with a Sony Alpha A7R III

This ruling brings some vindication to Ngo, who has been subjected to a challenging litigation process.

The event organizers seek to inspire courage and stand up against bullying and intimidation in Richmond.

The transformed Virginia Forum article aims to captivate readers with its thrilling narrative, resonating with them and potentially impacting their views.