SANTA ANA, Calif (Reuters) - Ten Muslim college students from Southern California were convicted on Friday of unlawfully disrupting a speech by Israel's ambassador to the United States last year.
The verdict followed two full days of deliberations by a six-man, six-woman jury in the case, which touched off a furor at the university over free speech rights.
Spectators began wailing in the packed courtroom when the verdicts were read by a court clerk, and about 50 people left the courtroom visibly upset.
The defendants, who are all in their early twenties, could face jail terms.
(Reporting by Tori Richards; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)