On September 4th, Antifa rioted in Olympia, WA. One of the rioters, dressed in black Antifa-style gear, steps away from the rest of his group and aims a handgun. He fires five rounds at conservative activist Tusitala “Tiny” Toese. The victim, who is Samoan, was shot in the leg.
Antifa had previously made public death threats against Toese. The Antifa gunman appears to be an amateur shooter and holds the gun like a Hollywood actor or rap star rather than an experienced gun user.
After the shooting, Antifa conducted an organized disinformation campaign. Hundreds of Antifa social media accounts posted false claims that Toese had shot himself by accident. The Olympia police department released a statement saying, “We can confirm that the shots were fired by someone from the Antifa group.”
This is the third person who Antifa nearly killed in a matter of weeks. On August 14th, Antifa member Eric Cohen allegedly stabbed a Latino victim in the chest. The victim, who nearly died, suffered a lacerated heart and a punctured lung. Cohen was arrested and charged with attempted murder. However, the LA DA’s office, run by progressive activist George Gascón, reduced the charges to assault. Cohen has already been released on bond.
On August 22nd, Antifa rioted in Portland, Oregon, and one black-clad Antifa fired a volley of shots at 65-year-old Dennis Anderson.
Video of one of the assaults OlyPD is investigating from 9/4. If you have any information about this crime or other assaults from that day, please contact us at 360.753.8300 or 360.704.2740 or crime stoppers 800.222.8477. Statement from our Police Chief: https://t.co/rde2dhMwv2 pic.twitter.com/10PsUGUl1x
— Olympia Police Dept (@OlyPD) September 10, 2021
Breaking: A shooting occurred in Olympia, Wash. where antifa came to confront anti-vaccine mandate protesters. Antifa accounts are saying it was one of their comrades who fired. pic.twitter.com/G1Tbhczq1G
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) September 4, 2021