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Washington, DC Authorities Arrest 217 Anti-Trump Protesters

© AP Photo / Jose Luis MaganaPolice try to remove a demonstrator from attempting to block people entering a security checkpoint, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington
Police try to remove a demonstrator from attempting to block people entering a security checkpoint, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington - Sputnik International
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Authorities in Washington, DC arrested over 200 anti-Donald Trump protesters on Inauguration Day who were charged with rioting, Metropolitan Interim Chief of Police Peter Newsham said in a press conference.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A total of 217 people have been arrested.

“The criminal actors involved in the earlier incidents were arrested and charged with rioting,” Newsham stated on Friday.

Activists race after being hit by a stun grenade while protesting against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on the sidelines of the inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. - Sputnik International
Flashbang Grenades Used on Streets of Washington DC After Trump's Inauguration
Earlier on Friday, anti-Trump protesters lit a limousine on fire on 13th and K Street Northwest, just a few blocks from the inauguration parade route. Law enforcement officers in riot gear dispersed a crowd protecting the inauguration of US President Donald Trump with flash grenades, pepper spray and a rubber bullet.

Some protesters threw items such as bricks at police officers. Newsham added that six Metropolitan police officers sustained injuries during the protests.

Newsham said the violent anti-Trump demonstrations on Friday were unusual for the area and he believes the people who invoked the violence are not from the city.

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