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d.c. prosecutors have filed additional charges against more than 200 protesters arrested during president trump’s inauguration, continuing to drill down on suspects they believe smashed restaurant windows, set a limousine on fire and attacked the car’s driver.while most of the protesters were initially charged with one count of felony rioting, a grand jury on thursday returned a superseding indictment that added new charges: inciting or urging to riot, conspiracy to riot and counts of destruction of property.on friday in d.c. superior court, prosecutors also obtained their first felony conviction in the jan. 20 riots. dane powell, 31, of tampa, pleaded guilty to rioting and assault on a police officer, admitting he threw a large piece of concrete at the officer. powell is set to be sentenced in july and faces up to three years in prison for each charge. his attorney could not immediately be reached for comment. meanwhile, it seems the first of the trials for alleged rioters won’t be until march 2018. during a separate friday hearing before judge lynn leibovitz, several defense attorneys said trials this year would not be feasible because they need time to pore over the 650 ho......

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