This Saturday, May 26, 8:30 AM
Veterans Park on Main St.
Highland Falls NY, (adjacent to West Point)
ANSWER and dozens of other groups are mobilizing to protest Dick Cheney when he speaks at West Point on Saturday.
From the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter
The protest is sponsored by the ad hoc West Point May 26th Organizing Committee, a coalition of 47 regional and national peace organizations. The demonstration is expected to be large.
Participants are encouraged to arrive by 8:30 a.m., but we suggest you aim for 8 a.m. Thousands of family members and guests of the graduating class will be traveling over local roads at the same time and delays are inevitable. Further, this will be a well-attended rally and parking space close to the rally site may fill up early. Other travel information is listed below.
The first rally will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a fairly brief 10 a.m. march through Highland Falls, passing in front of the Thayer Gate to West Point, which of course will be blocked by police on the town side and soldiers on the Academy grounds. The march will continue until returning to VeteranÃ‚Â¹s Park for a second rally.