The D.C. government has sent the ANSWER Coalition notification of $10,000 in fines for putting up posters in D.C. for the upcoming Sept. 15 antiwar demonstration. Further fines are expected if the posters are not taken down within 72 hours, and could total tens of thousands.
Yet politicians put up posters all the time in D.C., and no one complains.Â This is clearly is selective prosecution with the aim of stifling dissent.
Bushâ€™s Interior Department is threatening similar actions against ANSWER. The September 15 posters are legal and conform to city regulations. We will not allow the government’s intimidation tactics to slow our outreach or silence the antiwar movement.
We can stop this effort to repress the antiwar movement with your help.
This is part of a systematic effort to disrupt the organizing for the September 15 Mass March that is timed to coincide with the report of General Petraeus and the debate in Congress on the Iraq war.
Send a letter to the D.C. Mayor and the Director of Public Works protesting this outrageous selective prosecution.