PORTLAND — A member of the far-right Proud Boys who was involved in brawls at Portland protests is barred from participating in city demonstrations for the next two years, a Multnomah County judge ruled Tuesday.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, 23, was also sentenced to two years probation and 80 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to third-degree assault for his role in a violent altercation.
Circuit Judge Kathleen Dailey also ordered he pay restitution to Timothy Ledwith, the man Toese and an associate, Donovan Flippo, assaulted in June 2018 in Northeast Portland.
As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors dropped a felony assault charge against Toese.
Ledwith told investigators the pair had been shouting slogans in support of President Donald Trump as well as homophobic slurs from a pickup when he yelled back at them.
Toese and Flippo, who were both members of the all-male Proud Boys, responded by punching Ledwith in the face, sending him to the hospital, prosecutors said.
Ledwith, a self-described anti-fascist activist, said he had previously attended Portland demonstrations opposing right-wing rallies in which Toese and Flippo had been participants.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy organization, has designated the Proud Boys as a hate group.