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(De)Occupy protester sentenced to 30 days in jail

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COMOccupy Honolulu protester Madori Rumpungworn, who has been living at Thomas Square for three months, stood with signs on display next to the park on Friday.
    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Occupy Honolulu protester Madori Rumpungworn, who has been living at Thomas Square for three months, stood with signs on display next to the park on Friday.

A state judge sentenced (de)Occupy Honolulu protester Madori Rumpungworn to 30 days in jail today for getting in the way of city crews enforcing the stored property ordinance at Thomas Square last year.

She essentially began serving the sentence Thursday after a jury found her guilty of obstructing government operations. After the jurors rendered their guilty verdict, Circuit Judge Patrick Border increased Rumpungworn’s cash-only bail to $1,000 and ordered Rumpungworn into custody when she couldn’t post it. Rumpungworn, a third-year Windward Community College student, had been free on $100 bail.

She is the first of three (de)Occupy Honolulu protesters to stand trial for actions they took to oppose the city’s stored property ordinance. Honolulu police arrested her at Thomas Square on May 3, 2012.

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