82 arrested so far in connection with the pro-Trump Capitol mob
While officials are still making arrests and scouring videos and images from social media in pursuit of suspects, data released by the Washington Metropolitan Police and U.S. Capitol Police reveal the charges brought against those accused of participating in the riot.
The most common charge was for violating the curfew imposed by Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, which took effect at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday. More than 60 people have been arrested on suspicion of curfew violations.
Another 37 were arrested on suspicion of unlawful entry. Others were charged with assault, property damage and an assortment of gun charges. Many were charged with more than one offense.
Rioters scaled the walls of the Capitol, destroyed property and broke windows as they made their way into the rotunda. They ransacked the congressional offices. Law enforcement officers are seeking information on the extremists.
Estimates of how many people joined the insurrection vary greatly. Anywhere between 3,000 and 20,000 people participated, according to the Crowd Counting Consortium, a joint venture of the University of Connecticut and Harvard that tracks protests. Five people have died, including one woman who was shot and a U.S. Capitol police officer. More than 50 police officers were injured, according to U.S. Capitol Police. No estimates have been released for how many individuals other than police have been injured.
The number of arrests is being closely watched, with people drawing comparisons to the clashes between police and Black Lives Matter protesters last summer, which resulted in mass arrests.
“We must also understand why the federal law enforcement response was much stronger at the protests over the summer than during yesterday’s attack on Congress,” Bowser said.
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