Black clad Antifa members were stonewalled by police after attempting to break through a cordoned off area at Saturday’s Demand Free Speech rally.

The loosely-affiliated organization of street thugs has a history of committing violent acts in major American cities, but police in Washington, D.C. were on high alert Saturday after Antifa vowed to show up at the conservative event. Laura Loomer was the event, where she described Antifa’s presence.

“I had a pretty good security detail today because people were threatening to shoot me and throw acid in my face, so I pretty much was driven in, got up on stage, gave my talk, and left. But I did see Antifa in the back,” Loomer told OAN’s Neil McCabe.

““Unlike the Portland police, the police here in Washington, D.C. actually did a pretty great job protecting conservatives from Antifa,” Loomer said. “Antifa has thrown drinks on me, Antifa has assaulted me, but today I saw Antifa online – they were taking the newspaper stands and tables from restaurants outside and throwing them into the street.”

Loomer was referring to last week’s scuffle in Portland, Oregon, where journalist Andy Ngo was savagely beaten by masked Antifa members while police stood down.

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Andy Ngo, who frequently covers the violent alt-left group Antifa in the Pacific Northwest, was beaten and bloodied by a gang of masked members of Antifa on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, an ANTIFA breeding ground.

Ngo was attacked during Antifa’s counter protest of the Proud Boys, a men’s fraternal organization known for protecting conservative speakers and celebrities from violent leftists across the United States.

Labeled a domestic terrorist organization by the Department of Homeland Security, Antifa is largely allowed to run amok across the United States with no pushback from law enforcement. Key members of the mainstream media and progressive movement have cheered on their violent tactics, even when the group attacks journalists and the elderly.

Ngo has become a frequent target of Antifa online because he captures their violent outbursts on camera, showing the American people and the world in whole how unhinged and out-of-control the domestic terrorist group has become since the election of Donald Trump.

Antifa famously set D.C. ablaze during Trump’s inauguration, leaving the city in shambles and even torching a limousine belonging to an innocent immigrant just trying to earn a few bucks during the festivities that drew tens of thousands to our national capitol.

But despite their violent history, Antifa was kept in check Saturday. When the group tried to break through a cordoned off police barrier, they were stonewalled by officers. One of the Antifa members was embarrassingly flung backwards like a rag doll by a D.C. Metro Police officer.