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Occupied by tears at hearing

Photo by Jefferson Siegel

Photo by Jefferson Siegel

 

Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan cried at a Wed., May 28, court hearing, where prosecutors offered her community service and anger management counseling in exchange for a guilty plea regarding a Dec. 7, 2013, incident. According to the Daily News, in that incident, McMillan, 25, is charged with obstruction of governmental administration, a misdemeanor, for allegedly trying to thwart a friend’s arrest in Union Square by claiming she was the defendant’s attorney. The News reported McMillan’s attorney, Martin Stolar, above right, said she was distraught on May 28 because she wasn’t given the right court-day outfit, court staff wouldn’t unhandcuff her per usual procedure, and she hadn’t taken her ADHD medication. McMillan is currently serving three months in jail for elbowing an officer in the eye on March 18, 2012, as she and other Occupy protesters were being kicked out of Zuccotti Park.