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Woman charged with inciting riot in downtown Grand Rapids

Posted at 1:48 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 14:17:44-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A woman has been charged in connection with the riot in downtown Grand Rapids this May.

Kylia Kirk, 20, is facing one count of inciting riot, a 10-year maximum felony, according to Christopher Becker, prosecuting attorney for Kent County, today.

She is also facing one count of larceny under $200 and one count of arson under $200, which are both 93-day misdemeanor charges.

Becker stressed that Kirk is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The riot occurred during the evening of May 30 and the early morning hours of May 31.