Black lives matter protesters in court

Portland, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Black Lives Matter protesters that shut down a busy road in Portland are scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

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The protesters shut down Commercial Street last July. A judge tried to get protesters to reach a deal with police, but the judge, Paul Fritzsche, ended up recusing himself.

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This is the first time the protesters will be in court since the judge recused himself.

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