středa 16. prosince 2009

D.C. to pay $8.25 million to settle suit over mass arrests during '02 demonstrations

Tuesday, December 15 2009 @ 07:27 PM CST

The D.C. government and a nonprofit civil rights organization have settled a class-action lawsuit brought by hundreds of protesters and bystanders arrested during a downtown demonstration in 2002.The District agreed to pay $8.25 million to almost 400 protesters and bystanders to end the lawsuit over mass arrests in Pershing Park during World Bank protests, according to lawyers involved in the suit.

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