Last month, nearly half a million protestors took to the streets to march against the Republican National Convention, the Iraq War and various other causes, in one of the most peaceful gatherings New York City has seen. Demonstrators marched in the hot sun for nearly four hours from 14th and Seventh Avenue to Herald Square and back down to Union Square. But as the carnival-like atmosphere continued inside the RNC, an atmosphere of unpredictability gripped the streets as police used dragnet tactics to round up protestors.
Attorney Lynne Stewart talks to reporters as she leaves federal court in New York in this June 22, 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Keith Bedford/Files
Among the Guests: National Lawyers Guild Attorneys Elizabeth Fink and Margaret Ratner Kunstler. Also, Ellen Yaroshevsky, on the Lynne Stewart defense team and a Professor of Law at the Cardozo Law School