NEWSWORKS: Philly relaxes permit restrictions for DNC protesters

Activist Cheri Honkala with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign was denied a permit to march on Broad Street. On Friday, city officials announced that her permit has been granted and that protest restrictions have been relaxed. (Emma Lee/WHYY, file)

Activist Cheri Honkala with the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign was denied a permit to march on Broad Street. On Friday, city officials announced that her permit has been granted and that protest restrictions have been relaxed. (Emma Lee/WHYY, file)

The City of Philadelphia has rescinded its previous restrictions on marches in Center City during the DNC. The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign recently sued the City, arguing that the ban on marching during rush hour in Center City was a violation of the First Amendment. PPEHRC now has a permit to march down Broad Street, as they did during the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

Bobby Allyn of Newsworks has the story.

View the original complaint in Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign v. City of Philadelphia below:

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