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Jury convicts woman of obstruction at park

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HONOLULU (AP) - A woman who has challenged a Honolulu ordinance allowing the removal of private property stored in parks after 24-hour's notice has been convicted of obstructing government operations.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports a jury Thursday convicted Madori Rumpungworn. She faces up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine at sentencing Friday.

Rumpungworn testified that she did not stop city workers from enforcing the stored-property ordinance on May 3, 2012.

However, a video recorded by a protester showed Rumpungworn stepping in front of a city employee taking an inventory of tents and other property as the employee prepared to post a notice that they had to be removed.

The videotape also showed Rumpungworn saying she had been told to leave or she would be arrested.

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