New York Times: Controversy as NPS and Trump PIC Refuse to Grant Permits

New York Times covers the struggle over permits for free speech activity during Trump's Inauguration

Sherwood's Notebook: Our ‘American’ Inaugural

Tom Sherwood reflects on the difficulties protest groups are having in securing permits to exercise their free speech rights.

NPR Audio: No Permits Yet Granted To Expected Inauguration Protesters

NPR report covers efforts by the PCJF and others to assert their right to free speech and dissent during the Inauguration

Reuters - Trump inauguration protest groups demand access to Washington sites

The National Park Service "has done a massive land grab inhibiting all those who want to exercise their right to free speech," Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, a co-founder of the fund, said at a news conference.

The Guardian covers controversy over NPS unconstitutional blocking permit during Inauguration

"The NPS filed a 'massive omnibus blocking permit' for many of Washington DC’s most famous political locations for days and weeks before and after the inauguration on 20 January, said Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, a constitutional rights litigator and the executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund."

ThinkProgress - Trump gets to decide where in DC groups can protest his inauguration — if at all

“'This blocking permit that the National Park Service filed is an affront to the First Amendment. It is a violation of free speech rights, and it is a violation of the democratic process, in which voices must be heard,' said Carl Messineo, the organization’s legal director."

Local ABC 7 Video: Nat'l Park Service accused of blocking inauguration protests near White House, Nat'l Mall

WJLA 7 video covers the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund at the Dec. 7 press conference exposing the National Park Service and Trump Inauguration's Committee's unconstitutional blocking permit

Local CBS 9 Video - Inauguration protesters being blocked

WUSA 9 video covers press conference held Dec. 7 by attorneys from the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and activists from the ANSWER Coalition about the NPS and Trump PIC omnibus blocking permit that violates free speech rights.

Associated Press - Park Service quashing dissent during inauguration

The National Park Service is quashing dissent by blocking access to public space for those who want to demonstrate before, during and after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Washington civil rights attorneys said Wednesday.

Video: Fighting for the right to protest at Donald Trump's inauguration

"Everybody is being put on hold and they are being put off which completely obstructs the ability to organize, to make plans to come, disruptive and violating people's free speech rights.”