Million Youth March? No Problem.
The Giuliani administration has granted a permit to organizers of the Harlem-based Million Youth March, the city's most militant response to allegations of police brutality, the Voice has learned. Absent the rancor that usually accompanies an MYM permit request, Assistant Corporation Counsel Daniel S. Connolly notified the organizers' attorney, Malik Shabazz, on August 1 that there were no legal hurdles to the September 2 event.
"Consistent with responsible event planning, you should . . . provide the NYPD with the estimated number of people expected to attend this event," Connolly advised organizers in a letter obtained by the Voice. In keeping with the court order, the four-hour rally will stretch from 119th to 125th streets.
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