THE OCCUPY Philly movement showed up yesterday in a municipal courtroom, where a judge acquitted 10 members of obstructing-a-highway charges stemming from a protest outside police headquarters in October.
Occupy attorneys hailed the victories as a boost to the First Amendment.
"I'm thrilled. It's wonderful to see that free speech still lives in the cradle of liberty," said Lawrence Krasner, one of the attorneys who represented the protesters pro bono.
The 18-hour protest against police brutality unfolded Oct. 22 and 23, and featured protesters sitting in the street and tying up traffic around the Police Administration Building, at 8th and Race streets.