The mobs of protesters who thought it would be a great idea to destroy Washington DC over the weekend will find themselves facing extremely harsh penalties, say authorities.
Federal prosecutors said on Saturday that a great majority of the 230 rioters arrested after violent protests broke out after President Donald Trump’s inauguration will be charged with felony rioting. This charge carries a punishment of up to ten years in jail and a $25,000 fine.
Thousands of protesters turned violent and unruly at the inauguration. They attacked the police and Trump supporters with rocks, bottles, and bricks. They also burned cars, spray painted public property, and shattered store windows.