A software engineer for Google was arrested during rioting that took place in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend, according to a new report. Seattle-area Google engineer, Zachary Ames Trudo, was arrested at the Portland riot this weekend. The 32-year-old Marxist was charged with assault, attempting escape and resisting arrest.
Trudo lists his profession as a software engineer at Google, according to his LinkedIn profile. Google did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s request to confirm Trudo’s current status with the company, according to The Washington Examiner.
For weeks, protesters have attacked businesses and other personal property in Portland following the death of George Floyd. The people have clashed with federal agents deployed by the Justice Department to protect a federal courthouse in Portland targeted by the groups.
Seattle-area Google engineer, Zachary Ames Trudo, was arrested at the antifa riot in Portland, Ore. The 32-year-old is charged w/assault, attempting escape, resisting arrest & more. He was quickly released. #PortlandRiots #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/jEiPGerA8F pic.twitter.com/QJrP61XmWJ
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 26, 2020
Take a look at some of Trudo’s social media posts before he closed down his account:
“Burn it to the ground!” – Trudo said about Portland rioters lighting the police union building on fire.
Zachary Trudo embraced and supported Karl Marx in a June Facebook post. “F*ck 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.” Trudo said.
On Thursday, Portland’s far-left Mayor Ted Wheeler released a video address shortly after being tear-gassed in a riot asking the federal government to “stop terrorizing us” and “stop destroying our community.” “All of us are saying to our federal government, stop terrorizing us. Stop putting us in danger. Stop destroying our community,” posted Wheeler on social media.
Wheeler reportedly witnessed a blatant arson attack during riots late Wednesday night; seemingly doing nothing before being tear-gassed when the crowd turned even more violent.
“The tear gas… it’s indiscriminate,” Wheeler told reporters, sanding in a swarm of protesters on the street outside the Mark Hatfield Federal Courthouse at 11:45 pm. Wheeler, who had just been hit by a heavy volley of gas, said he didn’t believe the public’s actions warranted the use of tear gas and munitions.
“There are a lot of people out here who are not doing anything wrong,” he added, looking over his shoulder at several hundred demonstrators. “They’re loud—they’re saying ‘Fuck you Ted’ a lot, but that’s legal. That constitutionally protected speech.”
Wheeler held a tense meeting with protesters late Wednesday night where he was booed, told to resign by the demonstrators, and ultimately tear-gassed after a riot erupted. “His visit ended with his security detail engaging in a struggle with protesters late Wednesday night as they worked to get the mayor to safety,” reports Fox News.
Google executives have repeatedly testified that the tech giant doesn’t target conservatives yet one of their engineers is revealed to be an overt Marxist who is facing serious charges.
Republicans have voiced concerns in recent years that massive technology companies such as Google and Apple are biased against conservatives and their viewpoints. “I think that Google and Twitter and Facebook, they are really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful,” Trump warned in 2018. “It is not fair to large portions of the population.”