Our short trip to Austin last weekend happened to coincide with the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. I don't own a motorcycle and am not a biker. This didn't prevent me from enjoying some of the great motorcycles on display in Downtown Austin.
Penelope, her brother and his girlfriend hit some bars during the rally. Of course I had my camera with me.
So I saw an email this morning on our mailing list about CBS reporting that a request for an immigration rights rally being denied by the LAPD. The next email I saw was an email from LAPD's E-Policing system in which they are telling me that there will be a large rally on February 24th:
- 2/24/2007 Full Rights for Immigrants
- TIME: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
- ASSEMBLY: Washington and Broadway
- ROUTE: Broadway heading South to Temple Street, Temple E to corner of LA St and Temple St.
- CONTACT: Juan Jose Guiterrez (323) 269-6069
I am going to go ahead and take LAPD's word on this one and will be there with my camera to capture the event for posterity.
Update 2 So I called the LAPD and they told me that the permit has been denied for the 24th, but then I called the event's contact and they told me the event will still be taking place on the 24th, they flyers are printed and that's what the date says. Discussing this with Eric Richardson he said, "basically it's a test of whether police departments have any right to grant permits for this sort of thing." This should be very interesting.