Charges against Occupy protestor dismissed

February 14, 2012 1:44:07 PM PST
The ACLU said Tuesday that prosecutors dismissed a trespassing charge against a woman arresting during an Occupy Raleigh protest in October.

Margaret Schucker, 57, was arrested for refusing to move a chair.

The ACLU said Schucker is disabled and needed the chair because of back problems.

"We're very pleased that the charges against Ms. Schucker have been dropped," said Katy Parker, ACLU-NCLF Legal Director in a statement. "Today's news is a victory for the First Amendment and for the rights of the disabled."

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