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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

RNC Protest (I didn't tell you about it)

I post the following without comment:

No Permission Required: Libertarians Announce "Unauthorized" RNC Protest
New York, 6/25/04 - Claiming that the only permit they need to peaceably assemble is the First Amendment, members of the Manhattan Libertarian Party announced today that they will gather on the Great Lawn on Central Park on the eve of the Republican National Convention to protest the Iraqi war and occupation and the PATRIOT Act.

'If you ask the government for permission to protest it, you deserve to be told no,' said Manhattan Libertarian Party chair Jim Lesczynski, referring to the city's denial of United for Peace and Justice's request for a permit for a massive protest on the Great Lawn on August 29th.

'Organizers will not be available to negotiate with the NYPD, because we don't have any organizers,' said Lesczynski. 'Absolutely nobody is in charge. Libertarians are individuals, not a collective.'

Lesczynski expects word of the unauthorized protest, which will unofficially begin on Sunday, August 29th at 12:00 p.m., to spread through the Internet and other grass roots communications channels. Don Silberger, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, and Nic Leobold, Libertarian candidate for State Assembly, are among the individual activists expected to attend.

The Manhattan Libertarian Party advocates a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace and free trade. Unlike other RNC protesters, the Libertarians reject socialism in favor a free-market economy, individual liberty and personal responsibility

Thanks to McBlog for the link


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