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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Protests parallel inauguration, 217 arrested for rioting

WASHINGTON — Protesters halted traffic on a major highway, set a car on fire, threw rocks at police and swarmed streets a few blocks from the White House as Donald Trump’s supporters celebrated his presidential inauguration on Friday.

A total of 217 people were arrested after violence broke out just before Trump was to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. They were charged with rioting and will appear in court Saturday morning, said Interim D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham.

“We welcome visitors to our city. But we will not tolerate the destruction of our neighborhoods and we absolutely will not tolerate violence against our police officers,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in an evening press briefing.



Anonymous said...

Thank you MSP and Wicomico County Sheriff's office and all the other police agencies that stepped up for all of us knowing that thugs were going to burn cars and launch bricks at you. Your bravery and service is appeciated.

Anonymous said...

And then let go,duh."Arrested" is a powerful word,but "released" is a weak word.They looked like sardines for about an hour jammed in a great big cell.

Anonymous said...

Leaving the Mall, a group of protestors were blocking the crosswalk at Independence and 1st, a small first aid vehicle with lights and sirens blaring was blocked by these idiots with " pussyhats" . One lady holding a Not My President sign stood right in front of the vehicle and wouldn't move. I did what most Americans haven't- I threw the bitch off the road! Her group told me I couldn't do that. I asked "who's next?" 3 marines nearby thanked me while the crowd applauded.
A great day to be an American because HE IS MY PRESIDENT!