The hundreds of protesters who were arrested for their violent protests during the inauguration will face more than just a slap on the wrist.
The majority of the 230 people face up to ten years in prison and a $25,000 fine, federal prosecutors said on Saturday.
Thousands of protesters launched a violent rampage on passers-by, spectators, property and innocent children Friday and Saturday as the nation was celebrating the new President Donald Trump.
In one shocking scene, a bus carrying a group of high school students from Marion High School in Illinois was attacked by protesters, WSIL is reporting.
From the report:
Kyle Childers said he was chaperoning a group of students from Marion High School who were in the nation’s capital for the inauguration.
On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of protesters lined the streets in Washington, D.C. to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Childers said when the students headed back to their hotel Saturday, they ran into a group of protesters looking for trouble.
“Then they started spray painting the side of the bus and spitting on the bus kind of a scary time because you start getting the impression that maybe they’re going to start tipping this bus over,” he said.
Across the city, at least six police officers were injured in the melee.
Just before the inaugural parade began, clashes broke out between hundreds of protesters and police in McPherson Square, just blocks from the parade route.
As Trump’s motorcade wound its way up Pennsylvania Avenue in the parade to the White House, protesters also descended on Franklin Square Park where they graffitied a stretch limo before setting the vehicle ablaze right outside the Washington Post building.
“Groups of people started gathering around the limo. There was a sense of something going to happen. People were shouting ‘it’s going to blow’. We tried to move them back,” DailyMail.com columnist Katie Hopkins, who witnessed the ordeal, said.
“The inauguration parade for the president is just blocks away from where all this is happening.”
Hopkins said the anarchists set things ablaze and started throwing bricks, stones and rocks.
“These people are here for this purpose – these guys are here for the fight,” she said.
Well, they got their fight and now they face a decade in prison.
I hope it was worth it, anarchists.