New Meetup: March, Rally and Demonstration: Photography and Pamphleting Are NOT Crimes

From: James B.
Sent on: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:47 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Montgomery County Libertarian Party Meetup Group!

What: March, Rally and Demonstration: Photography and Pamphleting Are NOT Crimes

When: Friday, June 4,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Downtown Allentown
7th and Hamilton Streets
Allentown, PA 18101

"Bring the Love Back to Allentown"
March, Rally and Demonstration: Photography and Pamphleting Are NOT Crimes


On May 11th, Federal Marshals at the Allentown Federal Courthouse assaulted and kidnapped George Donnelly (Details are here: http://tinyurl.com/A-town-A-holes). George was videotaping the distribution of Fully Informed Jury Association pamphlets. For daring to hold on to his camera, George was tackled and imprisoned. Shockingly, George was charged with "Assaulting a Federal Marshal". He remains under house arrest.

The Federal Marshals met three peaceful, law abiding activists with a dozen steroid-pumped, heavily armed bullies. The only reasonable response is to return with at least dozens of peace lovers. We want to match their aggression with love, times 100!

Here is the schedule:

10:00 AM: Gather at plaza at 7th and Hamilton Streets (http://tinyurl.com/397dcko). Wave signs and pamphlet.

10:45 AM: March through Allentown with signs, banners and pamphlets. We will head west on Hamilton to 10th Street, cross the street and then head east to the Federal Courthouse at 5th and Hamilton.

11:15 AM: Arrive at the Federal Court House (504 W Hamilton St) with a peaceful demonstration, distribute pamphlets, photograph and video.

1:30 PM: Meet at a Allentown Brew Works (812 W Hamilton St) for food, beverages and discussion.

We will not be breaking any laws. This will be a 100% peaceful demonstration. We will be respectful to all that we encounter. We will meet aggression and hostility with love and kindness. The goal is to educate to public and express our outrage, not to give them more prisoners. They will know without question, that their aggression is not acceptable. They will know that we will NOT be intimidated by thuggish tactics. They will know that we will not yield or compromise our individual rights. We are non-violent, but we will crush them in the war of ideas.

We hope to assemble a very large crowd. Please consider taking the afternoon off for an important cause. Visitors from other areas are welcome. Feel free to post car-pool opportunities.

If you are unable to attend, please consider organizing a parallel demonstration at a local Federal Courthouse. Make this a nationwide effort



"This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
? Frederick Douglass

Learn more here:
http://libertarian.meetup.com/251/calendar/13613392/

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