2017 Inauguration Day protesters may face felony rioting charges

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Inauguration Day protesters may face felony rioting charges

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

inauguration-day-protesters-may-face-felony-rioting-chargesAnti-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…

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