Olympia police release video of Antifa gunman being arrested

So far, he has only been charged with assault

Benjamin Anthony Varela, 36, was arrested for shooting conservative activist Tusitala “Tiny” Toese. Varela was part of a violent Antifa mob at the time. Video of the shooting looks like an unprovoked attempted murder. However, he has only been charged with first-degree assault. His bail was set at $100k.

Varela is a member of Democratic Socialists of America [DSA]. He also wrote about his involvement with Antifa online using the pseudonym “Doorknob Slobber.” He began scrubbing his social media accounts immediately after the shooting.

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