A GOOGLE engineer by the name of Zachary Ames Trudo was arrested at an Antifa riot over the weekend.
The 32-year-old was charged with assault, attempting escape and resisting arrest.
Zachary Ames Trudo was arrested over the weekend in Portland[/caption]
The engineer is said to be from the Seattle area and was released quickly after his arrest.
Who is the Google engineer who was arrested?
A reporter for The New York Post tweeted that Google engineer Zachary Ames Trudo “was arrested at the antifa riot in Portland” on the 60th night of the riots.
Trudo is one of many who were arrested over the weekend[/caption]
He was charged with multiple counts including resisting arrest, assault, interfering with the peace, and attempting escape.
32-year-old Zachary Ames Trudo[/caption]
The charges are all misdemeanor offenses.
Trudo’s booking information revealed that he was “released on own recognizance.”
Federal officials have attempted to intervene after weeks of riots in Portland[/caption]
Trudo posted a series of now-deleted BLM-supporting Facebook posts before his arrest.
“F*** yeah! One way to hurt the bourgeoisie is to hurt their business. Closing down the ports is a terrific show of solidarity between labour and BLM,” he penned in one post.
“Protesters taking real action. Couldn’t be more proud. Burn it to the ground!” he wrote in response to an article about the Portland Police union building being set alight.
What is a senior software engineer’s salary at Google?
According to infoworld.com, senior software engineers at Google make an average of $210,000 a year.
At the highest end, they make $630,000, with $80,000 in cash bonus and $300,000 worth of stock grants, equating to over $1million.
Why are there riots happening in Portland?
Demonstrations have been taking place in the city since May 25 and the death of George Floyd.
Portland protests continue unabated despite federal law enforcement presence[/caption]
President Trump has decried the demonstrations, and Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf blasted the protesters as “lawless anarchists” in a visit to the city.
Protesters have been rioting on the streets for 60 nights[/caption]
The administration has enlisted federal agents, including the US Marshals Special Operations Group and an elite US Customs and Border Protection team based on the US-Mexico border, to protect federal property.
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Before the aggressive language and action from federal officials, the unrest had frustrated Mayor Ted Wheeler and other local authorities, who had said a small cadre of violent activists were drowning out the message of peaceful protesters in the city.
But Wheeler said the federal presence in the city is now making a tense situation worse.