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DC Settles Trump Inauguration Protest Lawsuits For $1.6 Million

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, D.C. officials agreed to pay to resolve lawsuits filed over police brutality and mass arrests during Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. Two separate lawsuits brought against D.C. Metropolitan Police (MPD)—one filed by the D.C. ACLU in June…

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BLM Plaza Rally on Trump’s Last Day

Washington, D.C. – Dozens gathered at BLM Plaza on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate a new chapter in American history and change in administration. Despite miles of road closures people still found their way to the plaza which is located directly in front of the White…

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US Attorney Drops Remaining Trump Inauguration Protest Charges

Washington, DC – Today in DC Superior Court, federal prosecutors filed notice of their intention to drop charges against all remaining defendants facing charges from protests against President Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017.
All defendants had originally faced felony charges of conspiracy to riot,…

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Federal Prosecutors Drop Eight More Trump Inauguration Protest Cases

Washington, DC – Today eight more cases were dropped in the felony dragnet prosecution of protesters mass-arrested during President Trump’s inauguration on January 20th, 2017. Legal motions filed by prosecutors on Wednesday, June 13th, sought to dismiss cases against six defendants who had been scheduled…

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Another Trump Inauguration Protester Acquitted at Trial

Washington, DC – As jury deliberations drag on in the second trial of protesters mass-arrested during President Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, another partial verdict was reached in the morning of June 6. Jurors found defendant Seth Cadman not guilty on all charges, with…

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More Trump Inauguration Protest Arrestees Have Charges Dismissed

Washington, DC – The case brought by the US Attorney against protesters mass-arrested opposing President Trump’s inauguration suffered several more losses early this week. On Monday morning, federal prosecutors moved to dismiss the remaining charges against 3 defendants who had been scheduled to go to…