Green Party nominees out of jail after Philly arrests

    Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and her running mate have been released from jail after their arrests at a Philadelphia protest.

    Stein and vice presidential candidate Cheri Honkala are charged with defiant trespass and conspiracy for a sit-in at a bank.

    They were among five people arrested at the demonstration Wednesday against housing foreclosures.

     

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    Attorney Lawrence Krasner says Stein and Honkala spent the night in jail and were released without bail Thursday afternoon. Honkala is a longtime Philadelphia activist.

    The demonstrators included several city residents struggling to keep their homes. Two met with Fannie Mae officials.

    Stein is a Harvard-educated physician. Her “Green New Deal” platform aims to create sustainable local economies and reduce corporate power in politics.

    Their first court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 4.

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