Cornel West not charged in DC protest arrest

WASHINGTON - October 17, 2011

Prosecutors on Monday decided not to press charges against the group. They were arrested Sunday while demonstrating at the Supreme Court.

Demonstrating on the grounds of the court with signs is prohibited.

West was in Washington to attend Sunday's dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. He is the author of "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters."

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