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Seattle Protester Arrested In Dc Had Traveled From Riots In Portland, Kenosha

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A Seattle-based Microsoft engineer arrested during violent clashes near the White House had driven across the country to be there after attending riots in Portland and Kenosha, according to police and his social media.

Jeremy Vajko, 27, says he spent more than 40 hours in custody after officers in riot gear were caught on camera yanking him out of his van covered in Black Lives Matter graffiti in Washington, DC, late Saturday.

Although charges were dropped, DC Police Chief Peter Newsham highlighted the case in a press conference where both he and the mayor blamed outside agitators for violence in the capital.

“There was a van that was driving recklessly, potentially could have hit pedestrians and officers in the area,” Newsham told press Monday, without naming Vajko.

He said the van was registered in Washington state, where Vajko’s LinkedIn says he is still a “lead QA Software Engineer” based in Seattle.

“We have intelligence to suggest that van was also at some of the violence we saw in Portland, Oregon, and some of the violent activity we saw in Kenosha,” the police chief said.

His officers are being helped by the feds in investigating… (Read more)

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