Teenagers Face 10 Years in Prison For Riding Scooters on ‘Pride Mural’

Three teenagers in Washington, D.C. are facing 10 years in prison on felony charges after they were accused of leaving scooter marks on a pride flag painted on a road.

The arrests occurred just one week after hundreds of anti-Israel protesters circled outside of the White House, vandalizing a statue and assaulting a U.S. Park Police officer.

The protest took place after Israel rescued an additional four hostages out of Hamas captivity.

Officials later announced that no arrests were made following the protest.

“Thousands of protesters from across the country descended upon downtown D.C. to pressure the Biden administration into forcing a ceasefire on Israel following its weekend military operation in the Gaza Strip that freed four hostages. Slogans such as “Israel go to hell, Hamas is justified”  and “Death to Amerikkka” were graffitied on city property, and protesters blocked traffic as they held signs reading, “F— Israel. Stand with Hamas.” Other chants included, “Kill another Zionist now” and “Death to Israel,” the Free Beacon reported.

A D.C. police spokesman confirmed that it “made no protest related arrests yesterday,” while a U.S. Park Police spokesman said the agency “did not make arrests during demonstration activity yesterday.”

“The U.S. Secret Service made no arrests associated with the demonstration that took place near the White House complex June 8,” the agency spokesperson said.

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