The New Yorker, “The Ongoing Legal Battle Over the “Black Bloc” Inauguration Day Protest”

The protest—which used tactics long associated with anarchists and anticapitalists, including dressing in black to create a sense of solidarity and to make it difficult to distinguish individuals—was the most confrontational to take place in Washington in more than a decade, and it provoked an unusual response from local prosecutors: they obtained indictments charging more than two hundred people with conspiracy and with instances of property damage that appear to have been carried out by only a few individuals.

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