(FROM THE LA TIMES ARTICLE):
Eleven student activists pleaded not guilty Friday in a Santa Ana courtroom to disturbing a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren last year at UC Irvine.
The group, known as the Irvine 11 — three of the students are actually from UC Riverside — were charged with misdemeanor disturbing a meeting and misdemeanor conspiracy to commit a crime after prosecutors received an investigation report from the Orange County Grand Jury.
The group appeared at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
Irvine 11 supporters remain critical of the Orange County district attorney’s office for prosecuting the group, saying the motivations are political. Dozens showed up condemning the charges in the Irvine 11′s second court appearance after their first arraignment was postponed in early March.
The defendants face 6 months in jail to probation if convicted on all charges.
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