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There is already an answer which lists some of the possible crimes which were committed by the perpetrators due to the methods they used. I'll add that their stated goal was itself a crime. Deliberately interfering with a government function performed by Congress falls under obstruction of Congress. This is a part of the obstruction of justice law. Here are ...


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As the posts above have touched on, there's both DC law and Federal law to consider. There's a panoply of charges prosecutors could bring. Some examples, starting from the least serious and working towards the most serious: trespassing, trespassing on federal property, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, vandalism, theft (for those who took stuff), ...


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It is hard to know what to call the people who entered the capitol and its grounds without biasing the answer by the selection of terms. I am going to call them "intruders" because I must call them something to make an answer. If police or other authorized people actually invited the intruders in, then some otherwise possible charges go away, at ...


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The collective group of protestors would likely not be charged with assault. Assault could be charged to the subset that assaulted individuals inside the Capitol Building. Similarly I've seen reports of Theft which are also chargable. Some laptops from legislator offices were taken. The Capitol Building is not secured for holding classified information, ...


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