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AP confirms PIMC on Cindy Sheehan in NYC

About 7:00 AM (according to Yahoo) AP confirmed yesterday's PIMC report that Cindy Sheehan and friends have been harrassed by NYC PD for exercising their right to speak freely in condemnation of the Iraq War. The AP report was posted by Yahoo at about 7:00 am today. The PIMC report was datelined about 1:30 pm yesterday.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/325164.shtml

Excerpt from Yahoo:
Police cut short a speech by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and arrested a rally organizer, saying he hadn't obtained a permit for use of a loudspeaker.

Sheehan, the grieving mother whose 26-day vigil near President Bush's Texas ranch sparked anti-war protests around the country, had nearly finished her speech Monday when police intervened.

Supporters ushered her away from the rally at Manhattan's Union Square park as onlookers yelled at police and chanted "Let her speak!"

Rally organizer Paul Zulkowitz was charged with unauthorized use of a sound device and disorderly conduct. He was given a court summons and released, said Detective Kevin Czartoryski.

Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq last year, is calling for the immediate return of troops from the region. Her 25-state tour is set to culminate Saturday with an anti-war march in the nation's capital.

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050920/ap_on_re_us/peace_mom_protest_1

But the PIMC post said she was arrested... 20.Sep.2005 12:15

fact checker

Apparently, Cindy Sheehan was not arrested, just unplugged.

the point is... 20.Sep.2005 13:00

reader

That the NYPD actively harass anyone with a peaceful message.

As always, they are sheep following orders, but that doesn't lessen responsibility.