Majority of 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will face 10 years in prison and $25k fine as US attorney says they will be charged with felony rioting

Sunday, January 22, 2017
By Paul Martin

230 people have been arrested and six police officers injured in the D.C.protests against President Trump
Many any of those arrested will reportedly face up to a 10 year prison sentence and $25,000 fine
A violent rampage started two blocks from the White House in McPherson Square and along K Street
A limo was set on fire after destructive demonstrators threw a flare into its shattered windows
Police with shields lined up and blocked the parade route as riots broke out around the city
Officials have used tear gas, pepper spray and flash bang grenades on the mob
Windows have been smashed at Starbucks, McDonald’s and Bank of America buildings
Broadcaster Larry King said the windows of his SUV were smashed by protesters while he was in studios

By Anna Hopkins and Cheyenne Roundtree
DailyMail.com
21 January 2017

Most of the 230 rioters arrested after violent protests erupted in Washington D.C. following Donald Trump’s inauguration will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said on Saturday.

The charge carries a punishment of up to ten years in jail and a $25,000 fine.

Thousand of protesters launched a violent rampage just blocks away from the White House as anti-Trump demonstrators smashed store windows, set fire to cars and threw bricks at police.

Many of those arrested are due to appear in court on Saturday, according to WUSA 9.

Heated clashes broke out in McPherson Square and along K Street as hundreds of riot police fired tear gas and drew their nightsticks to contain the masked mob.

As the rioting unfolded, Trump and his family were arriving at a review stand at the White House to see the end of the inaugural parade.

Militant anti-Trump protesters gave a foretaste of what could follow during the violent outbreaks, which has so far seen 217 people arrested and at least six police officers injured.

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