Crossing the Line: Protest, Politics and Power at the National Republican Convention

July 10, 2000 12:00 am

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — At a town hall meeting next Monday, July 17th, the American Civil Liberties Union and WHYY radio are teaming up for a special presentation on balancing the rights of protesters at the National Republican Convention in Philadelphia with concerns for an orderly convention.

The town meeting-style show is a special, two-hour live broadcast of Radio Times hosted by Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY, a local NPR affiliate. A panel of experts with differing perspectives will kick off the discussion, and audience members will join in with their own questions, comments, opinions and observations.

Panelists include Laura Murphy, Director of the ACLU’s legislative office in Washington, D.C., Aaron Caplan, an ACLU attorney from Washington State involved in the ACLU’s challenge to the city of Seattle’s “No Protest Zone” created for the World Trade Organization’s meeting, and Kenneth Trujillo, Philadelphia City Solicitor.

The event will be held at the WHYY studios at 150 N. 6th Street, near Independence Mall. Tickets are free and can be obtained by calling the ACLU at (215) 592-1513 ext. 150.

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