3 Oregonians, including Young Republicans vice chair, arrested in DC riot

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — At least three people with ties to Oregon were arrested after a mob broke into the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday in the District of Columbia, according to police.

Rodney Taylor, 57, was arrested on a curfew violation charge. Yevgemya Malimon, 54, was arrested for curfew violation and unlawful entry, as was Kristina Malimon, 28.

Kristina Malimon is the vice chairwoman for the Young Republicans of Oregon (YRO), according to the organization’s website.

YRO chairman Stephen Lloyd confirmed via email that Malimon was “intending to attend a number of political events in the dc area.”

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee said a total of 68 people were arrested in D.C. between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. The majority were for curfew violations.

Police are actively looking for more suspects, and released photos of persons of interest, hoping for the public’s help identifying them.

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