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Animal lovers gathered outside Edmonds Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon as a woman and her boyfriend appeared in court to face animal cruelty charges.

Rose Adams and George Albert Beutler were arrested last week after police and animal control officers began investigating allegations of animal cruelty.

Both have pleaded not guilty to charges.

Following Wednesday s court hearing, protesters claim Beutler tried to run them over.

KING 5 News shot video (Warning - graphic language) of a near-confrontation between Beutler and protesters.

The Edmonds Police Department is investigating claims that Beutler s license is suspended and that he ran a stop sign. No one was injured in the alleged incident.

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