US man arrested after wearing peace T-shirt

A man was charged with trespassing in a mall in Albany, USA, after he refused to take off a T-shirt saying "Peace on Earth" and "Give peace a chance".

Mall security staff approached Stephen Downs, 61, and his 31-year-old son, Roger, on Monday night after they were spotted wearing the T-shirts at Crossgates Mall. The two said they refused a request to remove the shirts or leave the mall. The guards returned with a police officer, who repeated the ultimatum and arrested Stephen Downs when he refused.

Stephen Downs has pleaded innocent to the charges. The New York Civil Liberties Union said it would help with his case if asked. Police said they were responding to a complaint by mall security.

They'd actually just picked up the custom-made T-shirts at a store in the mall!

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