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Anti-drone activists sent to jail in US

• Voice of Russia

A US court has sentenced 12 Americans to jail for an anti-drone protest staged at the Hancock Air National Guard Base at Syracuse, NY, in October 2012. DeWitt Town judge David Gideon found the defendants guilty of disorderly conduct and gave them a $250 fine and 15 days in jail each but cleared them of trespass charges because of the conflicting testimony given over the location of the base's boundaries, according to the National Catholic Reporter online newspaper.

After the verdict was delivered, the twelve, all of them members of the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars organization, were immediately taken to the Jamesville Penitentiary.

Dozens of supporter were rallying outside the court, chanting: "Courage, brother, you do not walk alone. We shall walk with you and sing your spirit home."


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