Free Speech, but just when it is convenient

Peace activists are sticking it to the man after being jilted twice for permits to march on Michigan Ave by the City of Chicago. From the Trib

In its suit, the coalition accused city officials of denying a permit for the March 19 anti-war rally because they disapproved of “the content of the coalition’s speech.”

It noted the city each year approves a permit for the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association’s Festival of Lights Parade, a kickoff celebration to the holiday season that takes place on North Michigan Avenue.

“The city can’t be picking and choosing which free-speech messages get heard on Michigan Avenue and which ones don’t,” said Andy Thayer, a plaintiff in the case.

Apparently free speech is only banned on Michigan. Cuz no one stops the guy with the megaphone in front of the Old Navy on State.

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