NYC Free Speech? NYPD demand all protest signs be taken down in 15 minutes
At 9:15 pm, the NYPD demanded that Occupy Wall Street take down all its signs within 15 minutes, or the police themselves would take the signs away.
What happened to the constitutional First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, petition for the redress of grievance, and engage in acts of free speech? What happened to the Constitution?
The response of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators: we’ll take photographs as the police take away our free speech.
The police took away demonstrators’ signs. Occupy Wall Street took signs.