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Infringements on freedom of speech at the Three Rivers Regatta
07/14/2004
Free Speech in Pittsburgh isn't as free as many of us might take it to be. At the Three Rivers Regatta, Industrial Workers of the World and No Sweatshops Bucco!/Sweat Free Baseball activist Kenneth Miller was arrested for distributing anti-sweatshop materials. Miller had been previously arrested for handing out similar literature outside of PNC Park.

Voting is Power activist Celeste Taylor was told by the police that her group could not register people to vote at the Regatta. The Regatta took place at Point State Park, yet police referred to it as "private property." While corporations were permitted to use the space to sell beer and soda, concerned citiziens were not allowed, by their own police, to register people to vote.

[ [Video] Interviews with Ken Miller and Celeste Taylor | [Article] Initial arrest report | [Article] Call for a "Free Speech Fight" | [Article] Press conference at Ken's first hearing ]


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