W’burg condo protesters charged with felonies

February 02, 2012 06:30PM

Four protesters arrested at a Williamsburg Occupy Wall Street party at the Bedford, at 205 North 8th Street, this past Saturday night were charged with felonies, the Brooklyn Paper reported.

Prosecutors have charged two defendants with assault and the other two with attempted assault, the Brooklyn Paper said. The arrests followed an invasion of the building at 10 p.m. Saturday by around 40 protesters; when officers tried to remove the trespassers, a fight broke out and several officers were injured.

“My client denies the allegations and looks forward to her day in court,” said attorney Jennifer Ritter at Legal Aid, whose client is allegedly responsible for injuring an officer’s ankle. “Already at arraignment the prosecution has offered up an alternate version of its story and my client is looking forward to the truth coming out.”

The Bedford is a five-floor, nine-unit condominium, between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street, which became available for occupancy in 2010. [Brooklyn Paper]