9/27/2016 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The protesters who bum-rushed Ryan Lochte on “Dancing With the Stars” could end up behind bars now that prosecutors are hitting them with 2 charges.
We’ve learned the L.A. City Attorney’s Office is charging Sam Sotoodeh and Barzeen Soroudi with leaving a spectator area and entering upon a stage, as well as interfering with a performance — both are misdemeanors.
As we first reported, the protesters went to ‘DWTS’ because they blamed Ryan for a family member getting arrested in Brazil.
No one’s going to San Quentin — the ballroom floor got the worst of the protest — but if convicted, they could get up to 6 months in county jail, and a $1,000 fine.