SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -
The Muslim students stood up to shout last year at the Israeli
ambassador, halting for 20 minutes his talk on U.S.-Israel relations to a
California university audience -- a protest that left several students
facing charges and has evolved into a broader legal tussle over whose
free-speech rights were violated.
Opening statements were
scheduled Wednesday in the trial of 10 students on misdemeanor charges
of conspiring to disturb a meeting and disturbing a meeting for
interrupting Ambassador Michael Oren's speech at the University of
California, Irvine in February 2010.
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