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Protesters' charges to be dropped (Occupy Omaha)
Source: Omaha World Herald

By Roseann Moring

The city prosecutor plans to drop charges against three members of the Occupy Omaha protest, saying they meant no harm and wouldn't break the law in the future.

The three Kathryn D. Heil, 28; Nathaniel P. Davis, 31; and Benjamin H. Walden, 23 said the decision vindicates their actions.

Omaha police arrested the three on the night of Nov. 3 when they refused to leave the protest site, a public lot at 24th and Farnam Streets. Each was charged with trespassing and refusal to leave.

City Prosecutor Marty Conboy said Occupy Omaha and the city have been cooperating in discussions on where the group can locate. "I think everyone has made it clear since these arrests that it's not the intention of these parties to break the law," he said.

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