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Journalist Alexei Wood arrested at Inauguration protest

January 20, 2017

Independent photojournalist Alexei Wood was arrested while covering protests on the day of the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Wood was among more than 230 people arrested in Washington on Inauguration Day after some individuals set fire to a car and broke windows of downtown businesses.

Like other journalists arrested during the Inauguration protests, Wood was initially charged with one count of rioting, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail. But on April 27, a grand jury indicted him on eight separate felony counts — inciting a riot, rioting, conspiracy to riot, and five counts of destruction of property. If convicted on all counts, he could be sentenced to more than 70 years in prison.

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