Because the US Capitol constructing witnessed an unprecedented assault on Wednesday, a video has been making rounds on social media by which a man is seen waving the Indian tricolour, outdoors the Capitol, amidst a number of American flags. It created commotion as a lot on the web posed query concerning the timing and ‘misplaced priorities’ of the individual waving Indian flag.
Now the identification of the thriller Indian flag bearer has come to gentle. The person waving the tricolour has been recognized as Vincent Xavier aka Vinson Palathingal, a Kerala-native. Vincent at present resides in Virginia and was named by President Trump to be a member of the President’s govt council.
Who’s Vincent Xavier Palathingal?
Vincent was born and introduced up in Ernakulam district of Kerala. Upon completion of his early research in Thevara and commencement, he began working as Challenge Engineer on the Kerala Industrial and Technical Consultancy Group in Kochi. He then moved to Saudi Arabia as a Website Engineer at Ali-Al Sehebani Associates.
Palathingal, went to the US after he received admitted within the Grasp’s in Civil Engineering on the College of Reno.
In his profession of engineering, he has labored with the Maryland State Freeway Administration, Metro Washington Council of Governments, and FannieMae.
Palathingal is at present the Vice-President of the Federation of Malayali Affiliation of Americas (FOMAA), the biggest Malayali-member group in the USA.
In 2015, Vinson additionally began a political suppose tank often known as the Indo-American Middle.
What Was He Doing At The Capitol Constructing?
Palathingal, who is without doubt one of the pro-trump supporters, got here into limelight when he waived the tricolor, knowledgeable that he was not a part of the violence that adopted when the mob breached the Capitol Hill however as a substitute he was protesting peacefully in opposition to “election fraud” that President Trump has been pushing since his defeat in November.
Stating that as it could be unlawful to barge within the constructing, he was protesting outdoors.
On being a part of the protests, regardless of being an ethnic minority, Palathingal says that they have been there as “American patriots”.
“American patriots – Vietnamese, Indian, Korean and Iranian origins, and from so many different nations and races – who consider large voter fraud has occurred joined the rally yesterday in solidarity with Trump. Peaceable protesters who have been exercising our rights,” he wrote on Twitter.