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JAILED RNC PROTESTERS WILL RECEIVE $150 EACH

The city agreed Friday to pay $150 each to 108 demonstrators who were arrested during last summer's Republican National Convention and kept locked up even after a judge ordered their release.

In addition to the $16,200, the city also will pay their legal costs and attorneys' fees of about $215,000.

The payouts will settle the demonstrators' claims that the city was in contempt of court for not complying with a judge's order to release hundreds of the protesters.

Those arrested can still sue on other grounds, including allegations of excessive force by police.