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Sep
2004

Protesters may try to get last word

Protesters may try to get last word, in court

Christian Science Monitor

09/08/04

In the wake of the Republican National Convention, [New York] Mayor Michael Bloomberg gives the police department an 'A+' for keeping calm in the Big Apple even as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators descended to voice their opposition to the Bush administration. But activists and civil libertarians say the most the police deserve is a 'B.' While order was kept, they contend, the use of orange plastic nets to corral large numbers of people for arrests, some innocent bystanders, and the extended detentions of protesters violated the most basic constitutional freedoms.

They also say some of the most spirited protests were thwarted under the guise of the threat of terrorism. Several groups are considering bringing civil rights litigation against the city."

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0908/p02s01-usju.html


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