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Reporter Covering Inauguration Protests Indicted for Felony Rioting

HeadlineJun 08, 2017

A federal grand jury has indicted a journalist from New Mexico on charges that he participated in a riot while he covered protests against Donald Trump on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. Aaron Cantú, a staff writer at the Santa Fe Reporter, faces eight felonies, including inciting a riot, participating in a riot and criminal conspiracy. Cantú previously said he will plead not guilty. He’s one of two journalists who continue to face charges over the January 20 protests, where more than 200 people were arrested. The legal support group Defend J20 Resistance says some protesters face up to 75 years in prison.

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