WAMU 88.5 (DC), “After Charlottesville, D.C. Police Say They’re Ready To Keep Protests Peaceful”

MPD still faces criticism for how it handles some protests, though. Activists involved in Inauguration Day demonstrations say the department responded in a heavy-handed manner to a small group of anarchists that destroyed property. City officials have defended MPD’s actions that day, saying officers were merely trying to stop violence and protect the thousands of peaceful protesters.

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