Friday, June 17, 2005

Baldwin Park, California - The City Council has passed a restrictive anti-protest ordinance in the face of continued rallies by a hate group whose previous events have been marred by violent clashes between them and counter demonstrators. The anti-immigration group, Save Our State, has condemned the ordinance which eliminates the right to free speech although ironically they are are not affected by it as they have failed to attract "more than 35 people" to their demonstrations, which would now legally require them to obtain a permit. Pro-immigration counter demonstrators would be subject to the new ordinance as their numbers have been in the hundreds.