The first jury trials arising from Democratic National Convention protests are expected to begin today in Denver County Court, according to a legal defense group.
The four individuals face the municipal charge of obstruction of a street, said Brian Vicente, director of the People's Law Project, which is coordinating pro bono attorneys for the defendants.
Each individual faces up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, according to a Law Project release. Trials for another 60 protesters are scheduled later this year.
Monday's trials stem from a night of mass arrests on Aug. 25 at 15th Street near Civic Center.
Police at the time said they arrested 91 people for causing traffic and pedestrian disturbances. The Law Project said it will argue that police overreacted against peaceful demonstrators and bystanders.
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