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Source: www.alternet.org – Friday, January 27, 2017
var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071218'; Click here for reuse options! The far right is already moving to violently suppress demonstrators—with police complicity. A Trump supporter who shot an unarmed anti-fascist protester was released by Seattle, Washington police without charge. Meanwhile, at least six journalists arrested by the Washington, D.C. force face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 fines on felony "riot" charges for covering protests at the presidential inauguration. Massive protests were held throughout the country on January 20, the day on which Donald Trump was officially sworn in as president. In Seattle, the date coincided with a public speech by far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor of the racist website Breitbart. Anti-Trump demonstrations began early that day in Seattle. In the evening, Yiannopoulos hosted a sold-out event at at the University of Washington. Activists from socialist organizations and other left-wing groups protested outside the hall where he was speaking, chanting "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!" Several minutes into Yiannopoulos' speech, a Trump supporter shot a protester in the stomach. The victim was later identified as 34-year-old Josh Dukes, a member of the socialist union Industrial Workers of the World. The shooting briefly disrupted Yiannopoulos' speech. When he heard the news, Yiannopoulos falsely claimed that the victim had been a supporter o

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