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Thu Jan 18, 2018, 05:48 PM

Prosecutors drop charges against more than 100 inauguration riot defendants [View all]

Source: The Hill

Federal prosecutors are dropping charges against more than 100 people arrested in the Inauguration Day protests.

The Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia announced Thursday that it would proceed with charges against 59 defendants.

More than 200 people were arrested during the protests on charges ranging from conspiracy to engage in a riot to destruction of property.

A jury in a D.C. Superior Court last month acquitted six people on all charges, leaving 188 who were scheduled to face trial in small groups throughout this year.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/news/369636-prosecutors-drop-charges-against-more-than-100-inauguration-riot-defendants

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