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Eight Get Warrants For Capitol Protest

The eight protesters arrested at the Capitol last week can expect to hear from authorities soon.

The Ingham County prosecutor's office issued warrants for them for resisting and obstructing a police officer.

"During my tenure as prosecutor, I have never charged anyone with a criminal offense for protesting a policy or piece of legislation," said Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings in a press release.

But when it came to Thursday's protest, Dunnings says it wasn't their political philosophy that got them in trouble.

"It was attested to me that these tactics went beyond passive resistance, and involved physical aggression towards the police who were charged with protecting the public safety during this tumultuous debate," he said.

 

If convicted, the charge carries a two year maximum sentence.

They will be arraigned on December 19th.

 

 

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