MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US police officers on Friday detained Alexander Rubinstein, reporter of the RT broadcaster, who was covering the protests in the US capital ahead of the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, the media outlet said.
Ahead of the inauguration ceremony and during the event, US citizens participated in anti-Trump rallies in Washington and other cities across the United States. A metro police officer told Sputnik that US police started detentions of anti-Trump protesters, who turned violent in Washington.
According to the media outlet, Rubinstein was detained despite he had shown his media credentials to police.
Earlier in the day, Trump was sworn in on Capitol Hill as the forty-fifth president of the United States.