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No police permit for NYC anti-war rally

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 04, 2003

Vivian writes:

The police are not issuing a permit to the rally organizers for the Anti-War March/Rally on Feb 15th in New York. There are many people calling but more people need to call! They will most likely only cooperate if they see public opinion is turning against them.

Call all the numbers below and remind the mayor & commissioner that this is a free speech issue! The police need to work with the people not against the people. Issuing a permit at the last minute is an attempt to limit the potential of the event. That translates into supression of free speech!

Please immediately contact the following officials and urge them to grant the permit now:

**NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg: 212-788-3040, 212-788-3210, and/or 212-788-9600

**NYC Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly: 646-610-8526

**NYPD Chief of Department Joseph Esposito: 646-610-6910 or 646 610-6910

We also encourage you to contact media outlets about this situation. You may give them the Feb. 15 UFPJ office number for follow-up: 646-473-8935.

You may also want to post this on your weblog if you have one.