Activists stand amid smoke from a stun grenade during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the inauguration in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017.

Shay Horse arrested at Trump Inauguration protest

August 1, 2017

Independent journalist Shay Horse was arrested on January 20, 2017, while covering protests on the day of the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Like other journalists and protesters arrested that day, Horse was charged with the highest level of offense under Washington, D.C.’s law against rioting, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and fines of up to $25,000.

In February, the charges against Horse were dropped.

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