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‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters in N.Y. Court Request Trials

More than 50 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters arrested on disorderly conduct charges tied to marches through New York City rejected an offer from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to drop their cases in six months.

About 78 people arrested during a Sept. 24 march to Union Square in Manhattan were scheduled to appear today before New York County Criminal Court Judge Neil Ross. More than 50 of those who appeared in court chose to go to trial rather than accept an offer from prosecutors to dismiss the charges after six months if they’re not arrested again over that period.