DOJ: Hundreds face federal charges for crimes ‘adjacent to or under the guise of peaceful demonstrations’

The Justice Department said more than 300 people have been criminally charged in connection to the protests around the country that followed the death of George Floyd in police custody in May.

Arrests have taken place in 29 states throughout the United States, according to a press release from the department. The Justice Department said charges filed include those for crimes such as attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, damaging federal property, and arson.

“Violent opportunists have exploited these demonstrations in various ways,” the department said in a statement.

Read more…

Please follow and like us: