Yesterday, a communist Antifa terrorist decided to get his violence on and attacked an ICE detention center in Tacoma, Washington. Willem Van Spronsen was 69-years-old and had quite the rap sheet. He has violently attacked police before, specifically at this facility. This time he was armed with a rifle and Molotov cocktails or flares. He was incensed over the “factually inaccurate portrayal” of the facility, according to the company operating the facility. He attempted to set fire to the ICE detention center in Tacoma, Washington.
Van Spronsen stood off against the police – it’s being reported that he never intended to survive the encounter. The police took him out and he died in the firefight. Now, there are a number of activists and radicals calling him a martyr, saying he should have a statue erected in his honor. It’s telling that all of them refer to him as ‘comrade’. The media has buried the fact that this guy is Antifa. They are droning on about his motivations when they are crystal clear here.
From Caleb Howe at TheBlaze:
“On the CNN and MSNBC websites, you’ll need to hunt to find the story at all, in fact. CNN’s on-air report, in particular, is striking in its above-and-beyond effort to remove this bomber from anything even remotely related to objections to ICE facilities or, one can surmise, calling them “concentration camps.”
“The Seattle Times, however, reported extensively.
“Willem Van Spronsen, who has been arrested before during immigration protests at this very facility, was shot and killed on Saturday. Police say the man threw his incendiary devices at the building, striking some vehicles and setting them ablaze, while armed with a rifle. He also attempted to ignite a propane tank.
DEVELOPING: 1 man killed by a Tacoma police officer after throwing malotov-cocktail-type incendiaries at the Northwest Detention Center. Rallies continue outside police blockades against the ICE raids planned nationwide Sunday. #komonews pic.twitter.com/rHodzBysHq
— Patrick Quinn (@PatrickQuinnTV) July 13, 2019
“Police reported “shots fired,” although it is unclear who fired first. Emergency responders found Van Spronsen dead when they arrived.
“Here’s an early report from local station KING 5 News in Seattle.
“A friend of the man spoke with the Seattle Times. She believes it was his intent that this end in his own death. And her description of him politically should raise the eyebrows of anyone living in the state of Washington. Because it is a familiar one.
“Deb Bartley, a friend of Van Spronsen’s for about 20 years, described him as an anarchist and anti-fascist, and she believes his attack on the detention center was intended to provoke a fatal conflict.
“He was ready to end it,” Bartley said. “I think this was a suicide. But then he was able to kind of do it in a way that spoke to his political beliefs … I know he went down there knowing he was going to die.”
She said he is an “anti-fascist.” Yet the press refuses to use the word “Antifa” here.
“Nevertheless, as Sooper pointed out at The RightScoop, fellow “anti-fascists” were quick to claim him. And praise him. Here is just one example. But there are more.
His name was Willem Van Spronsen of Vashon Island, Wash.
History will remember this hero! pic.twitter.com/4m6zBWVvdY
— ⒶnarchoRaver2.0↙↙↙🏴 (@Raver0) July 14, 2019
“In Colorado, protesters against ICE stormed the facility, tore down the American flag, and replaced it with a Mexican flag.
“Perhaps their motives are equally unclear to the mainstream press.”
Officers responded to the incident around 4 a.m. and called out to the man before shots were fired. It was not clear how many shots were fired or whether the man fired at police. All that was clear in the end was that he was dead and I’m good with that.
Police spokesman Loretta Cool said the officers weren’t wearing body cameras, but the area is covered by surveillance cameras from the detention center. The four officers involved were placed on administrative leave in accordance with the department’s policy. None of them were injured.
ICE said in a statement that no employees “were harmed nor involved in this tragic incident.”
Urgent and evolving update: NWDC is currently blocked off from all traffic, KOMO News has reported that an individual…
The media and leftists are trying to spin it that the guy was simply trying to attack empty buses. No one believes that nonsense. You don’t just attack empty buses with a rifle and Molotov cocktails. Many on the left though aren’t bothering with plausible deniability at all. They are downright proud of this guy. All this comes as ICE is conducting deportation raids across the country.
La Resistencia, a pro-illegal group who is targeting the facility, released a statement calling Willem’s attack a “protest” and blaming the government: “His actions sadly reflect the level of desperation people across this country feel about the government’s outrageous violence against immigrants, which includes the use of detention centers to cage migrants both currently living in the U.S. and those seeking asylum. This death results from the federal government’s unresponsiveness to the anger and despair people feel at the horrors unfolding both at the border and in the interior, and from the inability of officers to de-escalate rather than shooting to kill,” the organization claimed.
his name is Willem Van Spronsen
he was 69
he died a heroes death
may he rest in power https://t.co/79gCmZB8Jr
— Ham Sammy 🌈🏴 (@electro_wife) July 14, 2019
Van Spronsen is being celebrated on the left as a communist revolutionary. Does it get any plainer than that? If you don’t get it after this event, you never will and you will function as nothing more than a useful idiot for communists and fascists. He had a record for assaulting a police officer, and for violating a restraining order after a domestic violence dispute. But he was best known as being a violent Antifa activist.
Some leftists are deleting their tweets supporting this guy… but they have already been captured for posterity. One thing is for sure… we just took a big step towards civil conflict. Communist revolutionaries against law-abiding Americans and the police is a very real possibility anymore.
R.I.P Willem Van Spronsen.
Fuck Tacoma PD, fuck ICE, and fuck GEO.
— Salish Sea Black Autonomists (@black_autonomy) July 13, 2019
Rest In Power the martyr Willem Van Spronsen!
— New Soviet Man (@RH4x0r) July 14, 2019
the man who attacked ice this morning with molotovs and a gun has been identified as willem van spronsen, 69, of vashon
nice. very nice indeed, comrade
— bUwUrzum💀🌽 (@hasya23) July 14, 2019
Rest in power Willem Van Spronsen a real fucking hero
— Culdcept Stan (@clefabledude) July 14, 2019
Willem Van Spronsen, a comrade, a martyr. Presente! He loved the people, fought for what he believed in and died in the struggle. I’m glad no one else was killed. There needs to be an investigation… https://t.co/QazooFq3Ud
— Bruce Wilkinson (@bwildleaf) July 14, 2019
Willem Van Spronsen deserves a statue.
— maniraptora #HandsOffVenezuela (@Maniraptora) July 14, 2019