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.
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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