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Several anti-Trump protesters arrested on Inauguration Day found not guilty on all counts

Demonstrators march on the street near a security checkpoint inaugural entrance, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president are making their mark on Inauguration Day. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Nearly a year after protests turned violent during President Trump's inauguration, six protesters arrested during violent anti-Trump protests in DC that day have been found not guilty on all counts.

The charges stemmed from a violent Jan. 20 protest, in which hundreds of demonstrators dressed in black, many with their faces masked, marched downtown toward Franklin Square. Some marchers broke windows in a bank and a Starbucks, and a limousine parked on K Street across from Franklin Square was trashed and set ablaze.

More than 150 Inauguration Day protesters are being tried in small batches in a process that is expected to extend deep into 2018.

Much of the evidence presented in the opening days of the trial relied heavily on a variety of videos -- from police helicopters, security cameras and the defendants' own social media posts.

Witnesses included police officers on the scene and the driver of the burned limousine.

ABC7 News was wall-to-wall with coverage that day:


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