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No New Fifth Avenue Parades

After September 11, 2001, the city banned new parades on Fifth Avenue—and now the NYPD is enforcing the law, The New York Times reports. The legislation applies only to applications for parades that were not permitted prior to the terrorist attacks, so old favorites like the Puerto Rican Day and Columbus Day parades are unaffected. Critics say the law unfairly denies the rights of protestors—like those who requested to march on March 19 in opposition to the Iraq war and were denied.
Posted 03.30.05