Gage Halupowski was arrested along with two other activists
A 23-year-old ‘Antifa fighter’ has been indicted by a grand jury over his alleged role in violent clashes during protests in June, according to reports.
The Antifa member was part of the group who ganged up on a man and split his scalp open, according to police.
Gage Halupowski was arrested along with two other activists following clashes in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square.
A grand jury indicted Halupowski with criminal charges, including second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, attempted assault of a public safety officer, and interfering with a peace officer, according to the Oregonian.
During the confrontations between right-wing and left-wing protesters, Halupowski was allegedly involved in an attack on two people, Adam Kelly, and John Blum.
A police officer witnessed Halupowski run up behind Kelly, who was trying to stop others from beating Blum and hit him on the top of his head
with an expandable baton, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Halupowski then punched another officer’s arm as he was trying to arrest him, the report says.
Footage from the Portland Tribune shows protesters with masks attacking Blum, a man with grey hair wearing a backpack.
According to RT: Kelly, a large man with a long beard wearing a black cap, runs to intervene but is attacked with mace spray, punches, and kicks. According to a GoFundMe page created for Kelly, he was left with four significant lacerations after the altercation.
CONTENT WARNING: Police have declared a civil disturbance after a violent brawl broke out between left- and right-wing protesters today. Video by Sergio Olmos/Underscore. Full story: https://t.co/dJMlSoDkg6 pic.twitter.com/fx8hELNziW
— Portland Tribune (@ThePortlandTrib) June 29, 2019
Blum was part of a right-wing rally sponsored by the Him Too movement, which purports to protect men from undue accusations of sexual harassment, according to the Washington Times.
Another rally by the right-wing group Proud Boys was also scheduled for the same date and place. The attackers reportedly belonged to the radical left-wing movement Antifa.
One of those injured during the clashes in Portland was journalist Andy Ngo, who works for the online magazine Quillette, and was covering protests and counter-protests. Antifa activists allegedly targeted him.
The two other people arrested on June 29 are scheduled to appear before the court on August 9.
They were charged with harassment due to allegedly throwing milkshakes and water on their opponents.
Portland Police is still trying to identify other individuals involved in the violence that occurred on the day.
Last week, the lawyer representing journalist Andy Ngo, who was also brutally attacked by Antifa, warned the George Soros-funded group she plans to sue them “into oblivion.“
Goodnight, everyone except Antifa criminals who I plan to sue into oblivion and then sow salt into their yoga studios and avocado toast, stands until nothing grows there, not even the glimmer of a violent criminal conspiracy aided by the effete impotence of a cowed city government,” Harmeet K. Dhillon wrote.
Ngo was brutally assaulted on Saturday while he was covering Antifa protesters.
The journalist was kicked, punched, and had milkshakes thrown on him by the left-wing thugs, which was all captured on video before going viral on social media.