Lawyers: Prosecutor won’t charge 17 with pipeline trespass

July 23, 2021
Associated Press

...Lawyers for 17 people arrested at pipeline protests in Louisiana say a local prosecutor has rejected felony trespass charges against them all.

The decision is a major victory for free speech, attorney Bill Quigley and the Center for Constitutional Rights said.

District Attorney Bofill “Bo” Duhé sent a letter late Friday saying he did not plan to prosecute any of the 16 protesters or a freelance journalist who was arrested at one demonstration, said Pamela Spees, an attorney for the center. ...

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