Man Sentenced In Connection With 2020 Fargo Riots

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Fargo – A Minnesota man was sentenced in Federal Court in connection with the riots in downtown Fargo almost a year ago.

31-year old Jonathan Montanezage of Moorhead was sentenced to serve two years in federal prison with 3 years of supervised release.

What started as peaceful protest in Fargo turned violent when
some individuals, including Montanezage, jumped on top of an occupied Fargo Police
Department vehicle and slammed his fists on the police vehicle causing extensive
damage. Montanezage also provoked other protesters to become violent and
destructive. That criminal behavior caused many serious injuries to law enforcement
officers and caused thousands of dollars in damages to businesses in downtown Fargo.

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