Today, the Federal District Court in New York City refused to order Mayor Bloomberg and the City to grant the permit for the historic civil rights and civil liberties rally on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City.
The drama of the free speech battle in New York City riveted the attention of a packed courtroom filled with supporters and media today as the attorneys for the National Council of Arab Americans and the A.
A group of Arab-Americans and other protesters will find out Monday morning whether a federal judge in Manhattan will force the city to allow them to hold a large demonstration on Central Park's Great Lawn on the eve of the Republican National Convention.
The National Council of Arab Americans (NCA) and the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) are filing a major lawsuit in Federal District Court in New York City to support the right of assembly in the Great Lawn of Central Park for all those who are expressing political opposition to the domestic program and war policies of the Bush administration in the days before and during the Republican National Convention.
Update: August 9 OUR FREE SPEECH RIGHTS ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE! Federal lawsuit to be filed demanding demonstrators' access to Central Park U.S. Mass Murder in Iraq Will Not Defeat the Resistance As U.S. fighter jets and attack helicopters bomb and strafe densely populated neighborhoods in the holy city of Najaf, and kill and round-up the citizens of Sadr City, the poorest neighborhood in Baghdad, it has become crystal clear that the capacity of the occupation forces to launch a high tech campaign of murder and destruction has utterly failed to defeat the resistance in Iraq.