About a dozen NATO summit demonstrators turned up Saturday outside a south Chicago courthouse where three fellow activists appeared on terrorism conspiracy charges.
The three men were arrested Wednesday in a nighttime police raid on an apartment building in the Bridgeport neighborhood. They're accused of trying to make Molotov cocktails ahead of the two-day summit that starts Sunday.
Six others arrested with them have been released without charges.
They were staying at the home of William Vassilakis. He was among those outside the courthouse Saturday and said the charges against the three men are "bogus."
He called the police action a "scare tactic" to dissuade people from protesting.
Published at 12:04 PM CDT on May 19, 2012 | Updated at 2:48 PM CDT on May 19, 2012
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