Thanks to Washington, D.C.’s felony rioting statute, 230 anti-Trump protesters will face up to ten years in jail for rioting.
The protesters were arrested Friday and appeared in court Saturday, according to a BuzzFeed report. Anti-Trump protests turned violent, with black-clad rioters throwing rocks at police, smashing windows, and setting a car on fire. Police responded with stun grenades, pepper spray, tear gas, and rubber bullets.
A group called #DisruptJ20 organized most of the protests Friday and the violence was not spontaneous.
One protester, Tom Faison, told The Washington Post that the property damage was done with “nuance and intention.”