Judge: Arrest Of Peaceful BIW Protesters Unwarranted

Feb 2, 2018

A judge in Bath Thursday acquitted nine activists of criminal trespass charges in connection with a protest at Bath Iron works in April.

That's according to Logan Perkins, an attorney representing two of the nine protesters.  The group, which called themselves the "Aegis 9," and about 20 other people, came to protest the “christening” of an Aegis destroyer ship at BIW and were arrested by Bath Police when they refused to leave.

Perkins says the police were acting as an extension of BIW security, and that Judge Dan Billings ruled that the arrests of the peaceful protesters were not warranted.