Friday, August 27, 2004

NYers Support Protests

Poll: Most NYers Support Protests
by Associated Press - Thursday 26 August 2004

New York - Seventy-one percent of the city's registered voters think protesters should be allowed to demonstrate in Central Park during the Republican National Convention, and 11 percent plan to go to a demonstration themselves, according to a poll released Thursday.  Most New Yorkers, 81 percent, approve of lawful demonstrations during the convention, and 68 percent approve of nonviolent civil disobedience, the Quinnipiac University Poll found.  Nearly all disapprove of violent protests, according to the poll.

But the reality in America today is "fuck what the people want."

As proven by this. . .

by the Long Island, NY Newsday - Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Judge Blocks Central Park Protest

NEW YORK - A judge has denied a protest group's plea to rally in Central Park during the Republican convention.

Earlier, before the judge's ruling, the group indicated it would go forward with the Sunday demonstration even if the it was barred from the park.

"Whatever the judge rules about the rally site, United for Peace and Justice is continuing with our planned protest march," the group said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

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