- Philly Mayor’s Ban On Large Events “Does Not Apply” To Protests Or “Demonstrations”
by Nicholas Ballasy, https://justthenews.com/
The Philadelphia mayor recently waived all city ‘code violations’ against those arrested during the protests that took place in the city after George Floyd’s death
Philadelphia Democratic Mayor James Kenney says his city-wide ban on large events and gatherings through February 2021 does not apply to protests.
“The city’s office of special events will not accept, review, process or approve applications, issue permits or enter into agreements for special events or public gatherings of 50 people or more on public property through the end of February. The moratorium will apply to special events and public gatherings, including but not limited to festivals, parades, concerts, carnivals, fairs and flea markets,” Kenney said during a coronavirus video update on Tuesday.
“In addition, permit applications for residential block permits will not be accepted until further notice. The timeline when such activities may resume will be communicated as soon as possible. To be clear, this hold on large public events does not, does not apply to demonstrations and First Amendment protected activities,” he added.