War protestors won’t be formally charged

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Ten people arrested in a war protest at the Burlington office of Senator Patrick Leahy won’t be formally charged.

Chittenden County State’s Attorney Thomas J. Donovan says the protesters were peaceful and polite and that their actions didn’t warrant prosecution in his view.

The arrests Tuesday capped the third time in less than two weeks that anti-war demonstrators have targeted members of the Vermont congressional delegation.

Donovan says that given the protesters’ behavior, the fact that they were all out of Leahy’s office within 20 minutes of being ordered and prosecutors’ desire to focus on more important cases, their arrests didn’t warrant the filing of trespassing charges.

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