A coalition of New York and national organizations opposed to war in Iraq have gone to court for the right to march past the Untied Nations at an anti-war rally set for Feb. 15.
Yesterday the group, United for Peace and Justice, sued the city of New York after the police denied for denying a march permit claiming the decision violated the group’s First Amendment rights.
United for Peace co-chairperson Leslie Cagan says the suit was filed after the New York police refused to grant the coalition a permit to march anywhere in the city on Feb. 15.
In the federal suit, the group said a march across from the United Nations on First Avenue was an "essential" element of the planned anti-war demonstration, given the UN’s role in the Iraq situation.
The city has allowed huge marches to pass by the UN before. In 1994 a rally marked the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion and two anti-nuclear rallies were held in 1982 and 1988.
- Leslie Cagan, co-chair of the United for Peace and Justice Coalition.
Recent Shows More
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to
democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions,