Antifa Terrorist Who Attacked ICE Detention Facility with Explosives Identified, Reportedly Left Manifesto

Editor’s note: Parts of this article first appeared on, where I am a contributor. 

An Antifa terrorist who attacked an ICE detention facility in Washington with homemade bombs and a rifle has been identified, and reportedly left a manifesto behind. 

Who: Willem Van Spronsen, age 69.

What: “Deb Bartley, a friend of Van Spronsen’s for about 20 years, described him as an anarchist and antifascist, and believes his attack on the detention center intending to provoke a fatal conflict,” according to The Seattle Times. 

“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 and other friends of Van Spronsen got letters in the mail ‘just saying goodbye.’ He also wrote what she referred to as a manifesto, which she declined to discuss in detail but predicted would be taken by authorities.”

Van Spronsen was reportedly indigent, but was a longtime member of the terrorist organization. He was arrested for obstructing an officer after attempting to stop law enforcement from detaining an illegal alien outside the same facility in 2018.

OAN’s Jack Posobiec is offering a $1500 reward for a copy of the manifesto.

When: Van Spronsen was killed early Saturday morning after attacking the ICE facility with molotov cocktails and a rife.

Where: Tacoma, Washington.

Why It Matters: Antifa has been revving up its operations against conservatives and the government officials.

Last weekend, at the Demand Free Speech rally in Washington, D.C., members of the group attempted to bull rush a police blockade, only to be turned aside by the D.C. Metro Police. The group also threatened acid attacks on the conservatives who were participating in the rally. Two weeks ago, Antifa brutally beatconservative journalist Andy Ngo, who was covering an “protest” in Portland. The Council on American-Islamic Relations defended the attack.

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