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Federal Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Seven J20 Protesters

HeadlineJun 01, 2018

In Washington, D.C., prosecutors have dropped felony charges against seven people who faced possible decades-long prison terms, after they were arrested at President Trump’s Inauguration Day “Disrupt J20” protests in January of 2017. The dismissals came after defense lawyers told the court that federal prosecutors hid dozens of videos from the protesters in a breach of court procedure known as a Brady violation. Although a jury found a first round of defendants not guilty last December, prosecutors have continued to press felony charges against scores of people that could see some of them imprisoned for as much as 60 years. Click here to see our full coverage of the J20 protest trials.

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