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2017 Inauguration Day protesters may face felony rioting charges


Inauguration Day protesters may face felony rioting charges

NYPost, By Sophia Rosenbaum
January 22, 2017 | 12:55pm

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Anti-Trump protestors set a limousine on fire during clashes with police after President Trump was sworn into office in Washington.

Officials in the nation’s capital are throwing the book at anti-Trump protesters — threatening the people who were arrested with massive fines and up to 10 years in jail.

The U.S. attorney’s office will seek to charge all 230 of the protesters who took to the streets on Inauguration Day — some damaging storefronts and clashing with police — with felony rioting.

As of Saturday evening, 80 people had already been slapped with the heavy charges, which include fines of up to $25,000 and up to 10 years in jail, according to Buzzfeed.

Felony rioting is defined in D.C. law by at least five people who use “tumultuous and violent conduct of the threat thereof” to cause “serious bodily harm” and instigate more than $5,000 in property damage.

Six local officers were injured by protesters during Trump’s big day. The glass windows of several businesses were shattered in downtown D.C. including Bank of America, McDonald’s and Starbucks.

All of the people who have already been charged were released on their own recognizance and given their next court appearance dates.

At least one of those arrested was a Vocativ journalist covering the protests, and he was defended by heavy-hitter and former White House attorney Kathryn Ruemmler, Buzzfeed reported.

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6 thoughts on “2017 Inauguration Day protesters may face felony rioting charges

  1. Destruction of private property is unacceptable.

    The same way those Congresspeople who claim Trump presidency to be illegal should be instantly removed from Congress. They have sworn to support the US constitution as it is. Their activity tells loud and clear that they do not accept it at all. If changes are needed Congress must act first..

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  3. The word and rule of law should, now be made whole. Whatever we worried about before, may President Trump create a sea-change, a wave of unstoppable true, populist democracy. Damn the enemies of real humans.

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