214 Leftist Protesters Indicted For Rioting On Inauguration Day

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Over 200 Inauguration Day demonstrators in Washington, D.C. have been indicted on felony rioting charges.

After five more individuals were indicted on rioting charges yesterday, the total number of people now charged with felony rioting has reached 214, CNN reports.

DC police originally arrested 217 individuals on Inauguration Day.

In reaction to the rioting, Mayor Muriel Bowser reportedly said, “We will not tolerate violence and vandalism and the destruction of our neighborhood.”

If convicted, each protester could face up to 10 years in jail. (RELATED: More Than 200 Inauguration Day Protesters Face Felony Rioting Charges)

The demonstrators tore through the city “black bloc” style, dressing up in all black and creating chaos, breaking windows and engaging in violence.

Teargas, cops in riot foot and protesters breaking windows.

The rioters also attacked innocent people:

Rioters also torched a limousine, which turned out to be owned by a Muslim immigrant.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Police and demonstrators clash in downtown Washington after a limo was set on fire following the inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington and the entire world have watched the transfer of the United States presidency from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, the 45th president. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Many of the protests were organized by the group #DisruptJ20, and some planned violence from the beginning. (RELATED: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Disrupt Balls)

Violence and destruction of property was not random, in fact, it was the entire objective of the protest. One protester said, “I think there should have been more violence yesterday,” The Washington Post reports.

One organizer, Tom Faison, said the methods used were considered with “nuance and intention.”

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