A member of Antifa was sentenced to almost six years in prison after assaulting a conservative demonstrator in Portland, Oregon on June 29.
Gage Halupowski, 24, pled guilty to second-degree assault with an expandable baton for an attack that left his victim Adam Kelly with a concussion and 25 staples in his head. Police saw Halupowski collapse the baton after the attack and hide it on his person.
Halupowski’s lawyer said he thought the sentence was too stiff for someone without a previous criminal record while admitting that his client made “a really terrible decision” in attacking Kelly.
Kelly had been trying to help another injured demonstrator before he was attacked by a masked Halupowski. Another demonstrator who was attacked in the same demonstration, journalist Andrew Ngo, tweeted that his attacker still hasn’t been identified.
“I just got beat up by the crowd, with no police at all, in the middle of the street,” Ngo said during a live-streamed video of the attack.
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