Ngo was physically assaulted.
Ngo retained Harmeet Dhillon as his attorney after this attack. Portland Police wrote on Twitter that some of the milkshakes thrown during the protest contained quick-drying cement.
Ngo wrote an op-ed titled "A Visit to Islamic England" for The Wall Street Journal.
In the article, Ngo concludes that Muslim communities constitute London's "failed multiculturalism". He also falsely connected alcohol-free zones in parts of London to the Muslim-majority populations. Ngo was accused of Islamophobia and issued a correction to the article. He said he wrote the op-ed because in London in 2006, he "[had frozen], confused and intimidated by the faceless figures" of women wearing the niqab in London.
Ngo filmed protests and a disruptive audience when feminist critic Christina Hoff Sommers spoke at the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland.
Ngo and his student group Freethinkers of PSU invited on campus James Damore, the author of the Google diversity memo.
According to Ngo, they were threatened with violence and were intimidated by antifa protestors. During the event, a portion of the audience walked out in protest against the speaker. Ngo filmed the disruption, but said "it [had not been] a plan to get national attention for [himself]".
Ngo filmed a bomb disposal robot trampling flowers and candles at the memorial to victims of the 2017 Portland train attack, which had occurred two weeks earlier.
The robot was going to a canister that had resembled a bomb. A person was arrested for the incident.
Ngo began an outreach internship with the Center for Inquiry.
Ngo began graduate studies in political science at Portland State University (PSU), with research interests in secularism and political Islam.
Raised in a Buddhist family, Ngo began attending an evangelical Christian church in high school, before leaving religion in 2009.
In 2005, Ngo won a scholarship from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Ngo was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.
His parents immigrated from Vietnam by boat in 1978.
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