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Barr tells prosecutors to consider seditioning violent protesters



Attorney General William Barr told the nation’s federal prosecutors to be aggressive when accusing violent protesters of crimes, including potentially prosecuting them for plotting to overthrow the U.S. government, people familiar with the conversation said.

In a conference call with US lawyers across the country last week, Mr. Barr warned that violent demonstrations in the US could sometimes get worse as the November presidential election approaches. He encouraged prosecutors to seek a variety of federal charges, …


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