- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Charges will be dropped against a group of protesters who blocked a street in Maine over the summer.

Police arrested 17 Black Lives Matter activists in July and charged them for blocking a public way in Portland.

An attorney for one of the activists says charges will be dropped against the defendants if they meet certain conditions. All the terms were not specified.

WCSH (https://on.wcsh6.com/2hYyXSV) says the deal requires the Portland Police Department to meet with protesters. Law enforcement will discuss police brutality and how the demonstration was handled.

A judge has to approve the deal. There is a hearing scheduled for February.


Information from: WCSH-TV, https://www.wcsh6.com

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