St. Paul's yanked our Permit (RNC)
Hamm's is tiny, not much more than a traffic island, so the limit of 91 in attendance at any time was acceptable.
Yesterday, Ben received a Certified Mail from the Parks Department, dated August 5th, indicating that the permits had been revoked, offering alternative space at Ecolab Plasa or Mears Park, both much less visible. Hamm's is 2 blocks from the Convention site at the Excel Center, and faces the St. Paul Hotel, a major delegate hub. I've just lined up an attorney, we'll be seeking a Temporary Restraining Order directing that the Parks Dept. honor the original permit.
Saturday is the Minnesota Tea Party (the annual Hempfest) noon to 4:20 at the State Capitol, leading into a Drug Peace March to downtown.
Monday, Code Pink and allies plan a March against the Iraq War.
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