SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - An organizer of a protest against a re-enactment of the return of Spanish conquerors to New Mexico after a 17th century American Indian revolt is facing felony charges.
Jennifer Marley of San Ildefonso Pueblo has been charged with trespassing and two counts of battery on a police officer. Defense attorney Dan Cron said Monday that Marley plans to plead not guilty and denies all charges.
Authorities say Marley struck two officers with a sign while attempting to march past them toward the Santa Fe Plaza.
Marley was one of 8 people in Santa Fe arrested last week during a protest about the Entrada - the costumed re-enactment that drew criticism from Native American activists.
An activist group named The Red Nation says Santa Fe police targeted Marley.
Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com
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