NYPD Impedes Planned Bush Protest

 
Next Tuesday, September 19, President George Bush will be addressing the United Nations in defense of the disastrous Iraq War. United for Peace and Justice has planned a peaceful march and rally to voice our opposition and call for the troops to come home.

Yesterday we met with the New York Police Department, who informed us they will not allow any marches near the United Nations that day.

Next Tuesday, September 19, President George Bush will be addressing the United Nations in defense of the disastrous Iraq War. United for Peace and Justice has planned a peaceful march and rally to voice our opposition and call for the troops to come home.

Yesterday we met with the New York Police Department, who informed us they will not allow any marches near the United Nations that day. In fact, they said they would not allow any marches east of Park Avenue, south of 52nd Street, or north of the mid 30s.

The police are invoking "security concerns" to justify shunting us so far away from the site of Bush's speech that we might as well be in another borough. We wouldn't just be out of earshot and out of visual range -- we'd be many long blocks away. Is this what democracy looks like?

We need your support in responding to this attempt to silence our opposition to the war.

* Tell us how you think we should respond by participating in this online survey:  http://www.unitedforpeace.org/sept19survey

* Tell the police how you feel via email:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mailnypd.html

* Help us raise our voices for peace by making a donation here:  http://www.unitedforpeace.org/donate

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