D.C. Police Deny Trapping Inauguration Rioters

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Washington, D.C., paid $13.25 million in damages to protesters caught in a "trap and detain" maneuver in 2002 demonstrations in Pershing Park near the World Bank. During Inauguration Day protests, D.C. police arrested 230 demonstrators after corralling them. Defense attorneys are likening the treatment to the problematic mass arrests near the World Bank nearly 15 years ago, saying these protesters, too, were “trapped and detained” and then arrested without being given dispersal orders, the Washington Post

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