Donald Trump protester ‘jumps in front of motorcade’ leaving two injured

A Donald Trump protester and a member of the US Secret Service were injured after a demonstrator reportedly jumped  in front of a motorcade near the White House .

The incident occurred in Washington DC, near the corner of 17th Street NW and F Street, at 12:55 p.m on Wednesday afternoon, the Secret Service said in a statement.

The location is just a short distance from the the presidential residence.

The motorcade contained a senior Chinese government official visiting for trade talks with top Trump trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer.

A Secret Service officer suffered non-life threatening injuries when he attempted to intervene and restrain the protester who broke through the dividing barrier.

The officer was sitting up in the street when paramedics arrived.

He was taken to the hospital with a suspected dislocated knee, NBC News reported .

The Chinese trade delegation left the White House and will return again for another round of talks.

A secret service spokesman said: "On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at approximately 12:55 pm, near 17th and F Streets NW, U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers arrested one individual for Crossing a Police Line and Assault on a Police Officer after they attempted to impeded the progress of vehicular traffic in a temporarily secured area.

"The individual will be transported to MPD 2D for processing."

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