Washington DC authorities have levied at $10,000 fine on the ANSWER Coalition for putting up posters for the Sept. 15 antiwar march. Larger fines may be imminent in what certainly is selective prosecution based on the political content of posters.
ANSWER’S attorney, Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice, said such a government crackdown on political posters was unprecedented. If officials truly wanted to make the city clean, she said, they would fine politicians.
“During election season, there are thousands and thousands of posters hanging off every single inch of the city,” she said.