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Friday, December 16, 2011

Prosecutors drop charges against Occupy Boston supporter with National Lawyers Guild - Metro - The Boston Globe

By Martine Powers | Globe Staff December 16, 2011

At a pretrial hearing today for Occupy Boston supporters who were arrested Oct. 11, prosecutors dropped charges against an official with the National Lawyers Guild.

As protesters attempted to expand the Occupy Boston encampment to a stretch of the Rose Kennedy Greenway north of Dewey Square two months ago, Urszula Masny-Latos, executive director of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, was arrested, along with others, and charged with trespassing and unlawful assembly. She was acting as a legal observer during the fracas between police and protesters, and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Today in Boston Municipal Court, prosecutors dismissed their case against Masny-Latos.

Nineteen Occupy Boston protesters who pleaded not guilty to charges of trespassing and unlawful assembly also appeared in court today. Crowding into the standing-room-only courtroom, they chuckled when a courtroom security officer called on them to “occupy the sides” of the courtroom.



Prosecutors drop charges against Occupy Boston supporter with National Lawyers Guild - Metro - The Boston Globe

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