The Western News (MT), “Libby middle school students hold mock trial”

The trial the students prepared was the case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-born American anarchists accused of murdering two people during an April 15, 1920 armed robbery of shoe company in Braintree, Massachusetts.

“The result of the actual trial was that they were convicted but there is a lot of controversy still over whether they actually committed the crime or whether they were subjects of an rampant anti-immigrant wave,” Rose said. “There was no hard evidence to convict them.”

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