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Trump inauguration: 217 arrested, 6 officers hurt in Washington protests

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Published Jan 21, 2017, 1:44 am IST
Updated Jan 21, 2017, 8:26 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.
People hold placards as they gather during an anti-Trump rally in Madrid, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Donald Trump took the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States. (Photo: AP)
 People hold placards as they gather during an anti-Trump rally in Madrid, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Donald Trump took the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States. (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.

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