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Possible Deal in Wall Street Protest Arrests

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lawyers representing more than  30 of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators arrested during protests on the Brooklyn Bridge and Union Square said the Manhattan District Attorney's office is offering a deal.

DA Cyrus Vance's office reportedly offered to dismiss the charges of disorderly conduct, if their clients do not get arrested again within the next six months.

Attorney Martin R. Stollar said the protesters won't go for that deal. "They believe they're innocent and they want to vindicated their rights in court," he said. "They view the six month period as a form of probation that would inhibit their ability to engage in  further protests."

A spokeswoman for the DA's office declined to comment.

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