Tusitala Tiny Toese at a previous demonstration in Portland.
Tusitala "Tiny" Toese at a previous demonstration in Portland. DOUG BROWN

A far-right activist who was arrested for brawling and harassing protesters at a Portland demonstration in 2017 has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for violating the rules of his probation.

According to county prosecutors, Tusitala "Tiny" Toese, 23, had failed to complete the 40 hours of community service that resulted from his December 2017 harassment arrest. Per his plea agreement, Toese was expected to finish the community service by August 2018.

As first reported by the Oregonian , prosecutors initially asked Circuit Judge Katharine von Ter Stegge to stick Toese with six months behind bars for the violation—but the court settled with 10 days. Von Ter Stegge has ordered Toese to turn himself in to the Multnomah County jail by 9 am Friday to begin his sentence.

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Toese is a member of the Proud Boys, a national far-right extremist group, and frequently participates in Portland demonstrations organized by local right-wing rabble-rousers Patriot Prayer.

In February of this year, a Multnomah County grand jury indicted Toese for assaulting a man in June 2018 in Northeast Portland. Before he could be arrested, Toese fled the Pacific Northwest for American Samoa.

Toese was arrested as soon as he returned to Portland on October 4—and pleaded not guilty on two assault charges. He is currently awaiting a November 24 pre-trial hearing in that case.