In case you are mistakenly considering a vote for Bloomberg

... remind yourself that Cindy Sheehan managed to visit 21 states and over 50 cities and towns before being threatened with arrest. She had to come to NYC for that.

Tom Moody has more. Allegedly it was over the use of amplification, but the city wouldn't give them permits after they were requested, and Union Square can be a noisy place.

They should have added some religious content. People like the "Black Israelites" in Times Square are allowed to yell anti-white and anti-gay crap and Holocaust denials, using bullhorns, under the courts' view of the First Amendment. It's interesting that the denial of permits by the NYPD for things like a Cindy Sheehan visit don't seem to cause the same concern.


Cindy Sheehan speaking out in Union Square with Al Zappala, who also lost a son in Iraq photo: Sarah Ferguson

[Image from a Village Voice article]


Updated: Via a comment, Kim Arnold just provided a link to some of her video and images from the Union Square rally.


I saw on your site that you had written about Cindy Sheehan @ Camp Casey NYC and thought that you may be interested in this video footage. I was shooting from down in front. I got the whole thing close up: Cindy's Speech, zool being grabbed by cops, the crowd screaming shame as the cops take the amp, the guy playing the national anthem on trumpet, the crowd confused and more. It's all here for redistribution provided you credit the material properly.

Kim Arnold

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