The US authorities announced this Tuesday, January 26, that more than 150 people indicted by the federal justice for their role in the violence on the Capitol on January 6 and fifty more will be processed in court. This number is expected to rise further as the researchers gathered information. of about 400 participants in this coup. “As we speak, the list is growing,” US Attorney Michael Sherwin said at a news conference.
At first, the courts upheld fairly simple charges, such as “intrusion” or “illegal possession of weapons”, to move quickly. But more serious charges, including violence against police officers, have been added to some files, and some defendants face sentences of up to 20 years in prison.
Donald Trump supporters broke into the headquarters of Congress at the time when elected officials certified the victory of his Democratic rival Joe Biden in the presidential election. Five people were killed in the attack, including a police officer killed by protesters and a protester shot and killed by an officer. Investigations into these more serious events continue, according to Michael Sherwin.