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Occupy Wall Street activist gets 90 days in jail


An Occupy Wall Street activist convicted of assaulting a police officer has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Cecily McMillan
Source: Cecily McMillan | Facebook

Cecily McMillan, who insisted she was innocent, had faced as much as seven years in prison.

McMillan apologized in court Monday for injuring the officer, but said it was an accident.

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The felony trial of the 25-year-old graduate student became a rallying point for activists. The courtroom was packed with about 50 of her supporters. Scores more could not get in.

McMillan was charged with deliberately elbowing an officer in the eye in March 2012. While more than 2,600 cases ensued from the protests over economic inequality, most involved misdemeanor or violation charges.

—By The Associated Press