Although Infamous Street Brawler Tusitala “Tiny” Toese Is a Wanted Man, He Was Front and Center Today

Toese does not appear to be worried that Portland police will arrest him.

Tusitala “Tiny” Toese appeared in court for a hearing Oct. 7 on an assault charge. (Justin Katigbak)

Unmistakable among the regular cast of right-wing brawlers who have frequented Portland streets in recent years, Tusitala "Tiny" Toese is a distinctive sight, a large Samoan in a sea of angry white men, most of them smaller than him.

Toese's presence at an "anti-Marxist rally" today was also notable because following a conviction for the 2018 beating of a (much smaller) self-professed anti-fascist, Toese agreed per the terms of his probation to stay away from protests for two years.

But earlier this year, Toese violated his probation agreement (by allegedly beating a man in Seattle), prompting a Multnomah County judge to issue a warrant for his arrest.

Related: Right-Wing Brawler Tusitala "Tiny" Toese Is Wanted for Violating Probation.

That warrant didn't deter Toese from showing up front and center today, as former WW and current Washington Post reporter Katie Shepherd noted on Twitter.

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