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Trump Russia Flags Protest Leads to Arrest in Capitol

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Small Russian flags bearing the word "Trump" are thrown by a protester toward President Donald Trump, as he walks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Capitol Hill to have lunch with Senate Republicans and push for his tax reform agenda, in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 09:31 AM

President Donald Trump was targeted with what appeared to be Russian flags thrown in his direction by a male protester, who shouted "Trump is treason" as the president walked through a corridor outside the U.S. Senate chamber.

Trump, walking alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, flashed a smile and a thumbs up as the man shouted. The pair didn’t break stride as they walked past assembled media there to report on the president’s meeting with Republican lawmakers to push for action on a tax overhaul, Trump’s top priority at the end of his first year in office.

"Why is Congress talking about tax cuts when they should be talking about treason?" the protester in a dark suit, blue shirt and red tie screamed at the assembled media. Police in the corridor off the Senate floor quickly moved to arrest him.

It’s unclear how the man, who has not yet been identified, was able to access the secure location inside the U.S. Capitol. It’s impossible to get to without clearing at least one security screening checkpoint, complete with uniformed Capitol Police officers checking congressional identification credentials, metal detectors and airport-style baggage checks. Usually a space limited to lawmakers, credentialed reporters, and congressional staff, security had been tightened in advance of Trump’s visit.

Trump’s hour-long meeting with Senate Republicans on taxes began as scheduled.

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President Donald Trump was targeted with what appeared to be Russian flags thrown in his direction by a male protester, who shouted "Trump is treason" as the president walked through a corridor outside the U.S. Senate chamber.
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