Another U Protester Is Convicted
Friday March 27, 1970
Another University student, arrested last fall in a sit-in demonstration in a campus classroom building, has been convicted of creating a contention.
A District Court jury of six deliberated 40 minutes before returning the guilty verdict against Peter H. Denton, 27, of 1914 W. Stadium Blvd. Denton, a former rent strike leader on the campus, was one of 108 persons arrested last Sept. 26 during a sit-in at the Literature, Science, and the Arts building on S. State St.
Prosecutor Thomas Shea called five state witnesses including U-M President Robben W. Fleming while Denton took the stand in his own defense and called U-M Prof. Joseph Wehrer and Mark Van Der Hout, a Student Government Council officer. Judge Pieter G. V. Thomassen set May 8 as the date for Denton’s sentencing.
Demonstrations & Protests
University of Michigan - Students
University of Michigan - College of Literature Science & the Arts
University of Michigan- Student Government Council
Ann Arbor News
Peter H. Denton
Robben Wright Fleming
Mark Van Der Hout
Pieter G.V. Thomassen
1914 W Stadium Blvd