Ten University of California students were today found guilty of on charges of “conspiracy” and “disrupting” a public meeting for a February 2010 protest against Israeli ambassdor Michael Oren.
The Irvine 11 case (there were originally 11 defendants) became a test of the limits of freedom of speech.
The Electronic Intifada’s Nora Barrows-Friedman has been in court for much of the trial and providing full coverage.
The students and their lawyers were due to hold a press conference during while they awaited resumption of the court session so that sentencing could be scheduled.
Barrows-Friedman will post a more detailed report later today.
Barrows-Friedman and other Twitter users were in court today when the verdict was read, and live-tweeted some of the reactions: