The activists face felony criminal damage to property and misdemeanor reckless conduct charges
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10 of July 2017 16:08:08
CHICAGO – Prosecutors have brought felony charges against four of six Greenpeace activists accused of unfurling a banner from Trump Tower in Chicago to protest the president's stance on global warming.The four face felony criminal damage to property and misdemeanor reckless conduct charges. Prosecutors said Sunday that Friday's act of protest caused thousands of dollars in damage to the skyscraper.Greenpeace USA issued a statement calling the charges "grossly inflated" and saying they are an attempt "to chill lawful protest."