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Violence mars anti-Trump protests; 217 held, 6 officers hurt

AP
Published : Jan 21, 2017, 9:39 am IST
Updated : Jan 21, 2017, 11:08 am IST

Anti-Trump signs and banners were seen even early in the morning as thousands of his supporters made their way to the US Capitol.

Anti-Donald Trump protesters gather at Vic Mathias Shores in Austin, Texas, for a march through downtown on Inauguration Day. (Photo: AP)
 Anti-Donald Trump protesters gather at Vic Mathias Shores in Austin, Texas, for a march through downtown on Inauguration Day. (Photo: AP)

Washington: The District of Columbia police chief says 217 people have been arrested and charged with rioting and six officers suffered minor injuries during demonstrations against President Donald Trump.

Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham provided the update at a news conference Friday.

 

Meanwhile, protesters in downtown Washington linked arms, facing off from the police line and chanting, “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA.”

Metropolitan police have deployed streams of pepper spray against demonstrators marching along the streets of the nation’s capital — a disgruntled parallel to the ongoing inaugural parade.

Tags: us president donald trump, anti-trump protests, washington protests
Location: United States, Washington