An Ohio judge Tuesday is hearing about 60 criminal trespassing charges filed by the City of Cincinnati against protesters who were arrested in recent months as part of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.
Hamilton County Municipal Judge Dwane Mallory is expected to hear the charges against everyone arrested, according to a report Tuesday on cincinnati.com.
“We were told the city prosecutors could take all day presenting witnesses and we may take all day tomorrow presenting our side,” Josh Spring, a member of the Occupy Cincinnati group, told the website.
About 30 Occupy Cincinnati members were in the court galley, wearing red fabric bands tied around their right biceps. Spring is also among those facing criminal trespassing charges, the website reported.
Elsewhere across the country Tuesday:
- Occupy Hartford protesters told to vacate
- Police clear out New Orleans camp
- Housing and 'Occupy' activists take aim at foreclosed homes, empty lots
For more on today's Occupy action, click here.