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Jan 24, 2011 6:41 PM

Ethnic studies protesters sentenced

TUCSON - Protestors were sentenced at Pima County Justice Court today, after being arrested at the Arizona State Building which held a news conference for Tom Horne in May 2010.

On May 12, 2010, a group of TUSD and UA students and alumni protested outside the Arizona State Building in Tucson when Tom Horne, who was Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction at the time, arrived. The group was protesting Horne's proposed legislation making ethnic studies classes illegal in Arizona.

A total of 13 arrests on 3rd degree criminal trespassing, the PCJC found five guilty, and must commit to 10 hours of community service. Of the remaining protestors; two were found not guilty, three are sentenced to juvenile court and three are currently going through the court system.

Pictured: File photo of Attorney General Tom Horne, who in May 2010 was the subject of a protest outside the Arizona State Building in Tucson.

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