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2 anti-Trump protesters arrested during Olympia pro-Trump rally appear in court

Pro-Trump rally in Olympia also draws protesters

A rally for President Donald Trump at Heritage Park in Olympia also drew counter-protesters that resulted in arrests.
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A rally for President Donald Trump at Heritage Park in Olympia also drew counter-protesters that resulted in arrests.

Two anti-Trump protestors arrested on suspicion of assaulting a state trooper last weekend during a rally for President Donald Trump in downtown Olympia appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court.

Bail was set at $500 for Kieran Shell, 19, who faces one count of attempted second-degree assault. Richard Murphy, 22, was released on his personal recognizance on one count of third-degree assault.

Arraignment was set for March 21 for both suspects.

Four suspects were arrested as part of an anti-Trump protest that was held in response to Saturday’s rally. One trooper transported himself to a local hospital after a protester threw an unknown substance on him, Prouty said.

The Washington State Patrol estimated about 200 Trump supporters and about 125 anti-Trump protesters gathered at Heritage Park.

Information was not immediately available Monday on the other two suspects, who face misdemeanor charges.

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