Frontline Washington

Frontline Washington covers the almost serene scenes outside the White House the day before inauguration – where Obama and Trump supporters mingled respectfully, albeit with a certain amount of hidden contempt – to the 300 separate protests that merged together in their thousands, to march on the White House, only to be violently attacked by scores of riot police.

After watching what has happened in the first few days and weeks of the Trump administration, from the Travel ban to plans in the pipeline to mobilise 100,000 National Guard to round up undocumented immigrants,  I felt it important to put this short film together and publish the interviews with people sharing their views, hopes and fears.

More than 230 people were arrested during the J20 protests, including six journalists. They face federal charges of rioting, which holds a maximum sentence of ten years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Four of the journalists have since had their charges dropped.

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