Two Injured When Protester Jumps in Front of Motorcade Carrying Chinese Official to White House


Two people were injured when a protester jumped in front of a motorcade carrying the Chinese Vice Premiere to a meeting at the White House, a report says.

The incident occurred just before 1 PM when a protester jumped in front of a vehicle that was part of a State Department motorcade. The protester was tackled by a Secret Service officer, according to Daily Mail.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu and his delegation were being transported to the White House to discuss trade.

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It is unknown of the protester knew who was in the motorcade, but it seems unlikely.

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President Trump was in the White House at the tine of the incident. The Vice President was also present.

The Secret Service release a statement:

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at approximately 12:55 pm, near 17th and F Streets NW, U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers arrested one individual for Crossing a Police Line and Assault on a Police Officer after they attempted to impeded the progress of vehicular traffic in a temporarily secured area.

The individual will be transported to MPD 2D for processing.

The protester has not yet been named.

No charges have yet been announced, either. You can bet charges are coming, though.

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