Police Arrest Man in Firework Attack After MAGA March

A man who allegedly threw a “commercial grade firework” at diners in Washington, D.C., on Saturday night after the “Million MAGA March” was arrested, police said Sunday.

26-year-old, Javien Dawson was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Police said Dawson threw “a commercial grade firework at several victims” on the 1600 block of K Street, he then fled the scene, but was apprehended by responding officers, The New York Post reports.

A video of the incident shows a large crowd of counter-protesters descending on a P.J. Clarke’s restaurant, throwing debris and fireworks at a small group of Trump supporters,  not far from the White House.

At least 20 other people were arrested Saturday, and one person was stabbed. Six people were hit with weapons charges, including four for carrying guns without a permit or license, and two were charged with assaulting a police officer. Several others were charged with assault, theft, or disorderly conduct, The Post reports.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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