Back in the United States, in Seattle, prosecutors have charged a married couple with attempted first- and third-degree assault for the shooting of an anti-fascist protester at a demonstration against a speech by white nationalist former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Washington in January.
Joshua Dukes, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, was critically injured when alleged shooter Elizabeth Hokoana fired a single shot from a Glock semi-automatic handgun into his stomach. Prosecutors say Hokoana and her husband, Marc, went to the protest armed, intending to provoke the anti-fascist protesters.
Marc messaged a friend on Facebook, writing, “I’m going to the milo event and if the snowflakes get out off hand I’m going to wade through their ranks and start cracking skulls.” “Snowflake” is a derisive term used by the far right to refer to leftists and liberals. Joshua Dukes is still recovering from the shooting and says he’s seeking a restorative justice process—not incarceration—for the alleged shooter.