Riverfront Times Articles Subpoenaed in Protest-Arrest Case

march 30, 2007  12:54 pm
The St. Louis alt-weekly complied with the Missouri Attorney General's request for copies of two articles covering the 2003 protests of the World Agricultural Forum and the 27 arrests that ensued, the paper reports. The AG is defending the city in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the protesters. The suit claims the city arrested potential demonstrators in order to "harass, intimidate, deter and to otherwise force individuals, including Plaintiffs, into silence." The trial is set to begin in July.