Pro-Trump US Capitol protester explains why he’s claiming asylum in Belarus

A supporter of former American president Donald Trump, wished by US prosecutors on claims he was amongst a crowd of rioters who stormed the US Capitol constructing earlier this yr, has instructed RT how he got here to assert asylum in Belarus.

In an interview set to be revealed on Saturday, Evan Neumann recounted how he feared he could be extradited from neighboring Ukraine as a part of a take care of the White House, forward of a gathering between President Joe Biden and his counterpart in Kiev, Volodymyr Zelensky. For that motive, the Californian says, he determined to attempt to reach Belarus on foot.

“I knew that I couldn’t cross at a border, through the normal border guards, because I knew that I would be arrested and delivered to the Americans as a gift for the upcoming summit,” he alleges. “And I found a national forest on the map,” he went on, “but it was a swamp with snakes and wild boars and more spiders than you can imagine.”

Neumann is accused of violent entry and disorderly conduct as a part of the January 6 riots in Washington, in addition to being charged with “assaulting, redirecting, or impeding” legislation enforcement officers and “knowingly entering or remaining in” a restricted constructing.

The American says he relocated earlier this yr to Ukraine, the place he stayed for 4 months. However, after simply two weeks, he claims he was tailed by Ukrainian Security Service officers, and ultimately determined to hunt asylum in Belarus.

READ MORE: Wanted US Capitol insurrectionist asks Belarus for asylum – State TV

Neumann has claimed that he’s harmless and was not answerable for an altercation with legislation enforcement officers.

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