Saturday, June 01, 2002

Singing Songs and Carrying Signs

Going against the movement toward ever-higher security around government building in DC, the U.S. Court of Appeals has overturned a 30-year old ban prohibiting demonstrations and protests on the sidewalk in front of the east steps of the Capitol. Groups with a political grudge can now chant slogans to their heart's delight, though their view of the building itself is going to be obscured for the next few years by construction of the Capitol Visitor Center, itself a crisis-inspired security measure.


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