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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 10, 2010

14 who staged sit-in over furloughs to be arraigned

Advertiser Staff

Fourteen people who staged a sit-in at Gov. Linda Lingle's office to protest school furloughs are to be arraigned in District Court this morning.

The parents and other adults will appear in connection with their first trespassing citations, which were issued during the sit-in last month. Two of the 14 also will be arraigned for their second citations.

Six others who received citations and four who were arrested will be arraigned tomorrow and Wednesday.

The protesters are members of an ad hoc parents group called Save Our Schools. They conducted the sit-in in hopes of prodding Lingle to end school furloughs that have left Hawai'i with the shortest instructional calendar in the nation.