WILKES-BARRE – A proposed ordinance that would place requirements on anyone wanting to stage a protest in the city was not on the agenda Thursday night, but council heard a lot of reasons why the proposal should be dropped.
The outcry opposing this stupid law was almost universal. Only fifteen people protested the ordinance yesterday but they spoke for the rest of us. The proposed ordinance required a permit and a $20 fee if 2 or more people wanted to protest something.
And it sounds like the city council heard the "voice of the people."
The important thing here is that this council has not made a decision,” said Councilman Rick Cronauer. “We may feel exactly like you.”
“That’s why it isn’t on the agenda tonight,” Kane said. “If it does come before us again – and that’s a big if – all issues will be resolved.”
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