OLYMPIA, WA – Proud Boy leader Tusitala “Tiny” Toese was shot during a protest against mandatory vaccinations Saturday.
It appears that five shots were fired and he was hit once in the ankle. He was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery.
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It’s rumored online that the suspect has been captured but that information has not been independently confirmed at the time of this writing.
A rally had been planned to protest mandatory vaccinations ordered by Governor Jay Inslee. Antifa and similar groups posted that they needed people to show up to counter protest and “tell Anti-vaxx Nazis to f**k off and go home.”
Olympia WA Sylvester Park, bodies needed to counter Anti-Vaxx Fascists.
Be safe, be dangerous, watch out for each other pic.twitter.com/zYyyWoarWZ
— Seattle Protest Network (@SEAProtestNet) September 4, 2021
What exactly led up to the shooting is unknown at this time, although the groups were chasing each other around and spraying pepper spray.
“Tiny,” a Samoan conservative activist, has been accused of being a “white supremacist” and has had many run-ins with Antifa in Washington State as well as Oregon.
This piece was written by Leah Anaya on September 5, 2021. It originally appeared in ThinBlueLineTV.com and is used by permission.
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