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Report: CNN recently glorified the Antifa attacker who tried to firebomb an ICE detention center

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CNN reportedly recently glorified the Antifa activist who tried to firebomb an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Tacoma, Washington, according to Fox News.

Willem Van Spronsen, armed with a rifle and several improvised explosives, attacked an ICE detention center Saturday, and reportedly tried to burn it down. Police fatally shot Van Spronsen, 69, during a gunfight after they arrived on the scene.

You can read more about the incident here.

What are the details?

Van Spronsen was reportedly featured in a May episode of CNN's "United Shades of America" that documented gun-carrying leftists — including Antifa supporters — and their movement to take on the "alt-right" and neo-Nazis.

Conservative journalist Andy Ngo — who was reportedly attacked in June during a protest — shared a tweet about Van Spronsen and CNN.

The tweet said,"CNN recently aired a documentary about the antifa militia whose member was killed in an ICE firebombing attack yesterday. You can see Mr van Sprossen at the 4 second time stamp in this trailer."

CNN also tweeted the trailer in May, captioning it, "What is the Redneck Revolt? Who is John Brown? What is @WKamauBell doing in Tacoma? Don't be confused, all will be revealed an all-new #UnitedShades, Tonight at 10p ET/PT. Take notes, there will be a quiz later!"

According to Fox, "The heavily promoted CNN show featured Bell explaining the 'Redneck Revolt,' which he identified as gun-toting liberals who defend the Second Amendment and seek to battle the 'alt-right' and neo-Nazis."

During the show, W. Kamau Bell called them "good guys" and questioned why "more white people" didn't share the group's viewpoints.

CNN did not respond to Fox News' request for comment about Van Spronsen's appearance on the show.

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