Glover found guilty of trespassing


TORONTO -- An Ontario court on Thursday found Hollywood actor and activist Danny Glover guilty of trespassing in connection with a Niagara Falls union rally he attended in September 2006.

Glover did not attend the court session in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he and Alex Dagg, Canadian co-director of United Here, an advocacy group for North American hotel workers, and Ontario Federation of Labour president Wayne Samuelson, were all found guilty.

All three men faced charges of trespassing at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel on Sept. 16, 2006, during a hotel workers protest.

Glover, a veteran labor activist, attended the rally to improve working conditions and wages for hotel workers a day after he was at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote "Bamako," a movie by Mali director Abderrahmane Sissako that he helped produce and in which he had a cameo role.

The Ontario court will sentence Glover on Feb. 8.