- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - A judge has dismissed trespassing charges against three people who refused to end a protest at the University of Mary Washington.

The Free Lance-Star (https://bit.ly/1JLAjeC ) reports that Judge Robert Eric Reibach found evidence submitted by Virginia State Police was insufficient. Reibach dismissed the charges on Tuesday during hearings in Fredericksburg General District Court.

Fredericksburg resident Nina Angelini and students Noah Goodwin and Adam Wander were among a group of protesters who held a 21-day sit-in in a hallway at George Washington Hall. The sit-in was held to protest Mary Washington’s investments in fossil fuels.

The school notified the protesters on April 15 that they would be considered trespassers if they didn’t leave. Angelini, Goodwin and Wander remained while the other protesters left. University police then arrested the trio.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, https://www.fredericksburg.com/


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