More than 200 Inauguration Day protesters indicted for rioting

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More than 200 protesters arrested during the inauguration of US President Donald Trump have been indicted on felony rioting charges.

A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, indicted a total of 214 people Tuesday in connection with the January 20 demonstration which drew thousands of protesters to downtown Washington as Trump was being sworn in.  

The prosecutors alleged that those indicted used “black bloc” tactics, causing violence and attempting to disguise their identities by covering their faces.

According to the indictment, some protesters were armed with hammers, crowbars, bricks, rocks, flares, firecrackers and other explosive devices.

Protesters clash with police while demonstrating against US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the inauguration in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

They have been accused of attacking a limousine driver, smashing windows of local businesses, damaging a government vehicle and committing…

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