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U.S. Attorney Dismisses Remaining Inauguration Day J20 Protest Cases

The U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. has dismissed all the remaining cases from the mass arrests of participants in the Disrupt J20 protests that took place on Inauguration Day 2017, according to a motion filed Friday. “21 people have plead guilty to charges for their conduct that day, including one to felony offenses,” said the attorney’s office in an statement. “In light of the results in the cases brought to trial, however, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has now moved to dismiss charges against the 38 remaining remaining defendant in this manner.” The government has reportedly been unable to nail down any convictions from the arrests of the anti-Trump protesters, who allegedly caused “more than $100,000 in damage” to public and private property during President Trump’s inauguration.