Occupy ICE protesters charged in federal court reach settlement, avoid criminal convictions

Occupy ICE protesters charged in federal court reach settlement, avoid criminal convictions
Occupy ICE (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Is ‘Occupy ICE’ the new name for ‘Antifa’?]

Six Occupy ICE protesters accused of failing to obey lawful orders outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Portland last year won’t face criminal convictions under a settlement agreement announced in federal court Wednesday.

The six have agreed to each pay $100 fines, complete 10 hours of community service by the end of this year and stay at least 200 feet away from the federal facility for one year, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Kerin told a judge.

Defense lawyer Philip Lewis applauded the U.S. Attorney’s Office for dropping the formal misdemeanor charges and instead filing the cases as citations against the six arrested.

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Lewis said the defendants were protesting the Trump administration’s policy of separating children and parents detained after border crossings.

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