People have different ways of dealing with things they don’t like. Some cry, some write provocative Facebook posts while others smash windows, set fires and assault civilians.

Such was the case on the day of President Trump’s inauguration, during which 230 people were arrested in Washington DC for a variety of crimes.

According to NBC News,

“four businesses were vandalized and sustained ‘significant damage,’ demonstrators lighted a limousine on fire and six police officers suffered minor injuries after protesters set fires and threw rocks, bricks, trash cans and other small objects”

Although some of these cases were dismissed soon after arrest, 209 of the rioters have been indicted on charges of felony rioting, the penalty for which can include up to 10 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.

According to the suspects’ defense lawyers, many of the detained people are college students and live outside of the DC area.

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Mark Jennings is a student at the University of Arizona. He has a passion for politics and political leadership and has attended conferences with Turning Point USA, the American Conservative Union and the Jeff Utsch Foundation. Mark is also the secretary and a founding member of Turning Point USA at the University of Arizona.


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