Saturday, May 22, 2004
From The Nation:
Last week the antiwar coalition United for Peace and Justice's applicationfor a permit to rally on the Great Lawn in Central Park in Manhattan on August 29th was denied. The rally is planned to be a key part of what organizers (and police) expect to be a massive demonstration on the day before the 2004 Republican National Convention begins. UFPJ's attorneys appealed that denial. Earlier this week the appeal was also denied.
Far from a radical cause, the city's refusal to grant the permit has sparked editorial condemnation from three of New York City's newspapers as well as criticism from municipal labor unions and numerous members of New York's City Council, all of whom are calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to reverse the decision and allow the march to lawfully proceed.
UFP is asking people to contact Bloomberg to politely protest the city's denial of our right to rally in Central Park on August 29.
See ActNow, The Nation's activist weblog, for info on how you can help: