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Pre-trial hearing for Shimmy goes off quietly

A small group of Lynn Police officers, including these two in front of Lynn District Court, were on hand because of a planned "Free Shimmy" protest. Ernst "Shimmy" Jean-Jacques was to be arraigned at court on Wednesday for allegedly striking a Trump supporter during a protest in Swampscott. A physical protest never materialized and was instead held virtually during the Zoom arraignment (Spenser Hasak)
LYNN — A pre-trial hearing Wednesday morning for Ernst Jean-Jacques, also known as Shimmy, proceeded quickly and quietly, with many allies silently attending to offer their support.  Black Lives Matter activist Jean-Jacques is accused of assault after a December protest in Swampscott. His lawyer, Murat Erkan, said in the hearing that because of the allegations,…

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