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Court hearings held for protesters arrested in Trump Inauguration Day riots in D.C.

Protesters and police in standoff on Inauguration Day in Jan. 2017 in Washington, D.C. Friday, April 28, 2017 (ABC7 file photo)

Court hearings were held Friday for a group of protesters arrested during the Inauguration Day riots in Jan. 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Protester Dane Powell of Florida pled guilty to two felony rioting charges including breaking windows and throwing bricks and chunks of concrete at police during Inauguration Day.

Officials say he could face up to three years in each charge.

ABC7 News' Sam Ford reports other protesters gathered outside in groups after a hearing about how much of their data from confiscated cell phones of protesters can be used from the 220 people arrested. Police took 189 cell phones.

A grand jury in the Superior Court of D.C. returned a superseding indictment in the Inauguration Day felony rioting case on Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of D.C.

Approximately 212 people face felony charges, which included one count of inciting or urging a riot, one count of engaging in a riot, one count of conspiracy to riot and five counts of destruction of property, the indictment states.

Additional charges were added to some of the defendants cases, including destruction of property involving damage to a limousine.

According to the indictment, 101 were charged with a misdemeanor assault of an officer, one in a separate incident. Another person was charged with three felony counts of an assault on an officer while armed.

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