More Than 200 Arrested in Anti-Trump Inauguration Protests

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At least 217 people were arrested during Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony in D.C. on Friday, and dozens of others in other U.S. cities. Six police officers were injured during the D.C. protests, which took a violent turn as “antifascist” protesters began smashing windows of cars and businesses and starting fires.

“Pepper spray and other control devices were used to control the criminal actors and protect persons and property,” police said in a statement on Friday. Acting D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told CNN the police officers’ injuries were not life-threatening. Four businesses suffered “significant damage” in the protests, Newsham said. All 217 protesters taken into custody were charged with rioting, he said. Witnesses were cited by NBC News saying that some “antifascist” protesters, clad all in black and wearing masks, had been trying to provoke police. Anti-Trump protests also erupted in New York, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago and Portland on Friday. In Chicago, at least 16 people were arrested, with clashes reported among demonstrators and protesters blocking major roadways. Another six people were arrested in Portland’s protests, and five in Dallas. Read more at NBC NEWS.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. From the NEW White House web site:
    “Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter. Our job is to make life more comfortable for parents who want their kids to be able to walk the streets safely. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus. Or the young child walking home from school.”
    Seems like those arrested on Friday is a good place to start.

  2. I would almost bet these rioters in black masks are also the Detroit rioters, the Baltimore rioters that are bussed in and are paid to do havoc, and if they get arrested that is also taken care of. The people that orchestrate these riots are the ones who are still trying to make the United States a socialist state and are frustrated because the citizens of the country refused to be Socialist Marxists. Look for people who have giant amount of money and are causing havoc all over the world and you will find the owners of the rioters.

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