August 10, 2013

Police Chief David Erwin called the Solidarity Sing Along an “unlawful event.”

The warnings continued for a about a week and then arrests were made.

The singing comes in the wake of a July 8 ruling by U.S. District Judge William Conley that the Capitol Police’s requirement for a permit for any gathering of four or more people is unconstitutional.

Conley ruled that the police could only require a permit for groups larger than 20.

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