Convention protesters plotting to speak, assemble
Prepare for the worst, Ashcroft says
Attorney General John Ashcroft today revealed that the Justice Department has credible intelligence that protesters at next weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Republican National Convention are actively plotting to speak and assemble.
“These evildoers may speak or assemble without warning,” Mr. Ashcroft told reporters. “We are preparing for the worst.”
The Attorney General said that New YorkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Central Park would be off-limits to protesters for the duration of the Convention, but said that space for the protesters to speak and assemble was being reserved in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.