- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Eugene city prosecutors have dropped trespassing charges filed against a protester who was ticketed for entering a closed plaza nearly two years ago.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1h1FQTh ) that prosecutor Ben Miller filed a motion Friday to dismiss the misdemeanor count against Larry James Brugh based on priorities for the city prosecutor’s workload.

Brugh was ticketed in September 2013 for entering the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in downtown Eugene after it had been closed for cleaning. The closure had effectively ended a camp-in protest to draw attention to issues of homelessness in the city. Brugh and other protesters entered the barricaded plaza.

Two other protesters faced charges for the event. They were found guilty and have asked the Oregon Court of Appeals to review their cases.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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