(Screenshot via The Indiana Progressive Liberals Facebook page )
Leftist groups across the country are celebrating Willem Van Spronsen’s terror attack on an ICE facility.
Police in Washington state say an armed man was shot and killed early Saturday after trying to attack a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center.
The Seattle Times reported that the unidentified man appeared outside of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma with a rifle and threw incendiary devices at both the facility and nearby propane tanks, at one point setting a vehicle on fire.
Some are using the plausible deniability claim that he was only attacking empty buses. Considering that he was armed with a rifle, the claim that he wasn’t trying to attack people is nonsense. Some lefties however aren’t even bothering with any plausible deniability whatsoever.
The Indiana Progressive Liberals Facebook page posted the following tribute to the anti-ICE leftist terrorist. (Unlike conservative content, don’t expect Facebook to take action against this leftist incitement to violence.)
The Chapo Trap House forum on Reddit features a celebration of Sprosen. (Again, unlike The Donald, don’t expect to see Reddit isolate the forum.)
La Resistencia, a pro-illegal group 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.
The Anti Capitalist Front on Facebook featured a meme from the RevAbolitionMov account on Twitter and Facebook celebrating the attack. (Again, expect Twitter to turn a blind eye to the incitement to violence.)
“RIP to anarchist fighter Willem Van Spronsen. The attack on the ICE facility in Tacoma is a proportionate action against enslavers and internment camp operators. He joins a long list of fallen anarchist martyrs who fought for a liberated world!” the account tweeted.
This pro-terrorist content was promoted on Facebook by, among others, the White Rose Society of New York.
The Sandernistas page on Facebook for Sanders supporters hosted a discussion about the terrorist attack. The general consensus was positive.
Christina Renee Ocampo Oh dang. How awful. He left a manifesto and went out fighting the good fight. Destroying the ICE vehicles is a great idea.
Peri Shefik On the other hand just to play devils advocate, successful action is planned with other people that’s what has longevity and doesn’t put a single actor in crosshairs. Power is always in numbers. I didn’t read details though did he have a team?
Melisa Crosby People before things. I can’t be the only mother who raised her children with this.
Bryan Robert He’s a fucking hero.
Stephanie Brown Much respect to our fallen comrade
Will Bernie Sanders disavow the support for anti-government violence by his supporters?
The Guillotine I.C.E page on Facebook posted, “RIP COMRADE Willem Van Spronsen is the name of the comrade who was killed attacking the ICE facility.”
Struggle for a New World, a Facebook Communist page, posted, “Willem Van Spronsen, rest in power! Close the camps, free them all”