More than 230 black-clad ““anti-fascist” communist thugs arrested after their violent anti-Donald Trump rampage through the streets of Washington D.C. last week will face felony riot charges—an offence which carries up to ten years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000.
Washington D.C. law says that if, in the course of a riot, a person is seriously injured or there is property damage of more than $5,000, “every person who willfully incited or urged others to engage in the riot” can be charged with felony rioting.
The communists, all members or supporters of the “anti-racist” and “anti-fascist” network working under the “Disrupt J20 Collective” moniker, burned a limousine and smashed windows at a Starbucks and two banks during their “anarchist” riot.
Court documents revealed that the total damage done by the communists was well over $100,000, meaning that the police are well within their parameters in charging the thugs with felony riot offenses.
Ironically, at least two of the premises they attacked—Starbucks and the Bank of America—financially supported the communist’s preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton, during the election.
Washington D.C. interim Police Chief Peter Newsham told radio station WTOP that he was “very, very pleased” with the way police responded to demonstrations Friday, saying they only used force when necessary to control aggressive crowds.
Police have said they used pepper spray and rubber “sting balls” to control the crowd where arrests were made. Newsham noted that some demonstrators threw rocks and bricks at officers.
The average age of those arrested was 27, although three were over 55. About a third were women.
There was mayhem for hours as protesters broke windows, set fires, and hurled rocks, bricks, and other objects at riot-clad police officers.
Police said at least six officers were injured in the rioting, and one was knocked unconscious when a rock struck him on the head.
Disrupt J20 Collective organizer Samantha Miller, who was introduced by the Jewish Buzz news service as wanting to “shut down” the inauguration, was quoted in Salon magazine as saying that the felony riot charges were “absolutely horrifying. They are just trying to stop any resistance to the Trump administration. Many of these demonstrators were showing rage and fear of what’s coming. It’s going to take a lot more than asking nicely to create change and stop the threats from the Trump administration.”