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George Floyd: USA protesters charged as 'gang' face life imprisonment


Attorney Sim Gill who is the Salt Lake City Attorney was targeted by the BLM (Black lives matter) marchers isssued the charges.

Critics, including the city's mayor, have called the felony charges excessive.

The paint splashing occurred during a 9 July protest against racism.

According from the reports from the Utah's criminal code, the "gang enhancements" felonies Mr Gill filed are applied to "offences committed in concert with two or more person or in relation to a criminal street gang".

In effect, prosecutors are "calling participants in a protest gang members," an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union told AP (Associated press).

Mr Gill, a Democrat who says he refused to charge other Black Lives Matters protesters for curfew violations, downplayed the potential serious life sentence such charges carry.

He didn't think "anyone is going to be going to prison on this," he said. Plea deals are said to be often used in cases such as these to avoid a full sentence.

According to Mr Gill "There's some people who want to engage in protest, but they want to be absolved of any behaviour''.

"This is not about protest. This is all about people who are engaging in criminal conduct."

However, Mayor Erin Mendenhall condemned the gang upgrade, saying the "potential punishment facing some protesters is excessive".





According to a video on her twitter account"While I believe there should be consequences for breaking the law, the potential to spend life in prison for buying paint is too severe,"

Seven suspects are face first-degree felonies for allegedly buying or transporting the paint, splashing it on the government property or breaking windows, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Lawyers for the accused told the newspaper the charges were retaliatory and a conflict of interest, because the protest took place at Mr Gill's office and protesters have repeatedly called him out by name.

Mr Gill agreed that it was "not the ideal solution" to have his office file the charges, since they are the alleged victim, but he said short-staffing due to the coronavirus pandemic required it. He said the case will ultimately be handled by another district attorney's office.

Madalena McNeil, 28, one of the protesters who is facing a life sentence, said: "I was really shocked because I just don't think any of the allegations against me warrant life in prison". She was charged for buying paint and pushing an officer.

She also told the CBS news that she feels confident that she will not receive such a long sentence, but "it would be silly to look at the potential of life in prison and not be scared".

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