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Vermont pipeline protester pleads not guilty to charges

Dakota Access, Oglala Sioux protest

MONKTON, Vt. (AP) — A Montpelier man has denied charges stemming from when he spent six days up a tree in protest of the construction of a Vermont Gas Systems pipeline. Thirty-one-year-old Samuel Jessup pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Addison County to misdemeanor charges of trespassing and resisting arrest. Police say Jessup lived for nearly a week on a platform ...

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Man convicted of assault in pipeline protest

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — A protester at Vermont Gas in South Burlington has been convicted of a charge of simple assault, injuring a company employee with a chain during a demonstration. The Burlington Free Press reports 38-year-old Willy Levitt of Hardwick is facing up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine following his conviction Monday in superior court ...

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