Occupy Protestors in Court Say Cases Should Be Thrown Out
Published August 2nd, 2012
GAINESVILLE - There are 30 defendants asking multiple judges to toss out the cases brought against them.
Claiming they were exercising their constitutional rights, members of Occupy Gainesville gathered in court Thursday.
There are three judges who will hear their cases.
The arrests were made for trespassing in Bo Diddly plaza in Gainesville after the city says the park was closed.
TV 20 spoke with one of the defense attorneys on the case, and he says they are fighting for fundamental rights.
Bill Salmon says “you know speaking out in the park is a constitutional right," Bill Salmon said.
The judges did not hear the cases Thursday because the state requested the hearing be pushed back.
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