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Trial for LURC Protestor Goes to Jury 

Catherine Pegram

The trial of a protestor accused of interrupting a state meeting regarding Plum Creek’s plans to development part of the Moosehead Lake region is now in the hands of the jury. Christian “Will” Neils of Bangor pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct. The charges stem from an incident at a Land Use Regulation Commission hearing last September.A group of protesters interrupted the meeting and six people were arrested.Police say they found a knife in Neils’ pocket. Charges against the others were dropped. Before Neils’ trial began Monday in Bangor, more than two dozen protestors gathered near the courthouse to lend their support.The jury was given the case this afternoon.