Arrested Occupy protestors allowed back in Marion Square

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A judge ruled Thursday that 10 Occupy Charleston protestors who were arrested last week in Marion Square will be allowed to return to the park while they await trial, but they will not be allowed to congregate in any park festivities.

Municipal court judge Joseph Mendelsohn ruled Thursday that they can go into the park, but will have to follow the park rules that apply to the general public.

The 10 protesters were arrested for refusing to leave Marion Square after it closed at 11 p.m. A January court date has been set for nine of the offenders after they all appeared in court earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Occupy Wall Street protesters in Washington, D.C. are planning to march all the way to Georgia on Thursday.

The demonstrators say they will walk from the Martin Luther King Memorial and end at his grave site in Atlanta.

The group has already marched from New York to Washington.

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